The Importance Of Teenage Pregnancy?

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Numerous teenage girls between the ages of fifteen and nineteen are having sex without any contraceptive because of the lack of sexual education. Every parent should talk briefly with their child about birth control during their pre-teen years because the generation has changed drastically. Today’s grandparents and parents often tell stories about how society was more conservative in their days. Because of this has changed, teenage girls are getting pregnant before their body has matured. Parents should teach their teens about sex before they get the wrong ideas and information regarding sex. In order to reduce teenage pregnancy, teenage girls should take advantage of the lessons in shows like Teen Mom, there should be more education and …show more content…
It is an opportunity for teenage girls to know more about birth control and abortions, and the consequences of having a child as a teenager. Even if parents choose not teach their teenager about sex, they can still learn about birth control, sex and even abortion through TV. According to the author, Paul Schneider, since Teen Mom has been broadcasted, teenage pregnancy has dropped 17.6 percent (2015). Because Teen Mom highlights how hard it is raising a child with no money and no type of education, it causes teenage viewers to reconsider their activities. That should motivate the teen not to get pregnant until they are married and are financially stable. Teens also realize after watching the show and the obstacles that the teen moms face keep them from doing everything they want to do. Teen Mom reveals the consequences of having a child at a young age. Most teens are not mature enough to deal with these types of situations and the show demonstrates this, especially when the teen moms have …show more content…
According to Carmen Solomon-Fear in “Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Statistics and Programs”, in 2010 over 600,000 teenagers between the ages of 15-19 were pregnant and over 89,000 had miscarriages. The other 150,000 teenagers had abortions and the end result was over 350,000 gave birth that year without miscarriages and abortions. Because high school students have sex between 9th and 12th grade, there were more pregnancies in 2013 (Solomon-Fears, 2015). The academic community believes that a reason why there is teenage pregnancy is because some grow up without a father (Solomon-Fears, 2015). The other commentators also agree that teenage pregnancy is extremely high because of social and economic problems. A child goes by what she hears and sees her parents do. If the mothers are having sex with different guys, the children might do the same thing. The same thing goes with the fathers. The impact from this perspective is that it lets the child think that this is normal behavior, which can lead to unwanted pregnancy. If a girl does not have a male figure in the household, chances are she will try to find attention from a guy who is not her father. Teenage pregnancy is high because of the parents’ lack of support and guidance, not just the father’s. For example, my niece lost her mother at fifteen years old and that caused her father to disappear.

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