Teenage Pregnancy And Teen Pregnancy Essay

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"I’m pregnant." The most terrifying two words a parent can hear their teenager say aren’t "I failed" or "I crashed". Two haunting lines on a $10.97 stick that evince the alteration of one’s life forever. A teenage pregnancy that could be prevented by a prescription of a small round pill or a thin piece of rubber is the modern day American tragedy. Trademarked by a loss of innocence, a child born to a teenager is a breathing scarlet letter that symbolizes an impediment teenage parents must combat uninterrupted by the hubbub of regular American life. A teenage pregnancy is not simply a pregnancy; it is a gateway to yielding one 's education and a prescription for impoverishment. Teenage pregnancy is the impetus for the slow detriment of the nation. Teenagers should have direct access to birth control because it reduces the number of unintended teenage pregnancies, and in turn, the rate of poverty in the United States and the rate of student withdrawal from higher levels of education. Teenage pregnancy is all but rare in American culture. The massive quota of teenage births has tainted the country’s image for decades. A Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) executed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showcased that "despite declines since 1991, the teenage birth rate in the [country] remains as much as nine times higher as in other developed countries" (Pazol). The birthrates of some of the largest countries in the world pale in comparison to that…

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