The Dangers Of Teen Pregnancy

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There are five juniors in health careers program out at Four County Career Center that are currently pregnant. Each year about 750,000 teens get pregnant ("Teen Pregnancy Facts”). This is a major problem in today’s society as the issue progresses daily. These young adults may get pregnant for many reasons; as a whole country we have many resources that may assist to keep these numbers down. Teens all over the world experience poverty life. They may have parents that never come home so they have to fend for themselves; or even worse they may not even have parents. Being bumped from foster family to foster family can be very rough for young adults. Everyone needs someone to love them or for them to love. As a solution they turn to boyfriends …show more content…
MTV has newly pregnant mothers apply to the show to be able to be on it as reality tv. Many people love this show and follow the mother 's struggles through the pregnancy and after the baby is born. Some people may argue that by watching 16 and Pregnant it shows the struggles that the mothers go through, but that is not always the case. By glamorizing how becoming pregnant may result in fame and being pregnant in high school is one way to get attention. Not only did these teen mothers become famous through a tv series but on social media with people wanting to follow their every step. After 16 and pregnant the next big hit was Teen Mom. As writer for Time magazine Eliana Docketerman describes the show perfectly, “A typical episode of the show follows the new moms a they fight with the fathers of their children (many of whom have now left them), fight with their parents (who are usually supporting them), struggle financially, struggle to finish their degree and watch their friends enjoy prom and college without them” (Docketerman). This should be enough to encourage teens that having a baby does not fix all of the problems and will cause more in the long run, between constant fights with ex lovers and family members that you once cared about the most. Not only will it change you but it may potentially cause a tear in your family and social life with friends. It will not …show more content…
Schools show fourth or fifth graders a puberty video that explains the changes that your body will make in the upcoming future but what they do not teach later is why your body is getting ready to change and what comes next. After puberty, depending on the age, is when teens get curious and experimental with the hormones changing dramastically. The access to contraception is easy now because of the lack of education. Administration need to understand that with a little bit more help with making sex ed classes mandatory or an accessible option for students to take can make a huge difference. These classes needs to be throughout middle school and high school. Some schools may count on the parents to teach their children about the “birds and the bees.” Only what they do not understand that not all parents feel the need to for many reasons. Whether it would be because the child is not ready for the talk or if they feel it is not necessary. Every parent looks at their child as if they will do nothing wrong, they are perfect and that is not always a bad thing. Many people have to understand that it is inevitable for them to be protected from everything. With the social media today and the way more and more younger kids are getting addicted to social media it will become part of their lives. Yes they may not be encountering in sexual activity but they

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