Essay on Teenage Pregnancy And Teen Pregnancy

2101 Words Jul 30th, 2014 9 Pages
Teen pregnancy has become a major problem in the United States. This problem is usually based on young girls that are under the age of 20. Getting pregnant at an early age can affect the teen mother 's relationships with others and have a negative effect on their health and also the baby 's health. Many teens today are unaware of the dangers of unprotected sex. To bring another life into this world without proper care and attention is to no one 's advantage . Over the years, teen pregnancy rates have fluctuated from high to low because of young girls being more aware of the consequences. In the article by Amina Khan, "Teenage pregnancy, birth, abortion rates all falling, report says," she states that, "The teenage pregnancy rate dropped 51% between 1990 and 2010, according to the report. The 2010 rate of 57.4 pregnancies per 1,000 teenage girls and women 15-19 also represents a drop of 15% since 2008 alone." "The decline in the teen pregnancy rate is great news" (Lewis). Essentially, this means the rates of teen pregnancy are going down which causes teens to be more aware of the consequences pregnancy can have on them, but it is still a growing issue in our society. Too many teenagers are getting pregnant at an early age and jeopardizing their futures, parents and schools should join forces to educate teens on teen pregnancy. Teen pregnancy is caused by teens feeling vulnerable. Young girls or boys are not educated well on the topic of sex and they don 't know the…

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