The Issue Of Teenage Pregnancy Essay

1131 Words Oct 15th, 2016 5 Pages
The issue of teenage pregnancy has been a dominant point of interest and contention in American politics and American popular culture, with shows like 16 and Pregnant or Teen Mom becoming a platform for a more open discussion of this issue in American media. Though, these shows are in most cases not a true depiction of this important issue, they are demonstrative of how prevalence and widespread teenage pregnancy has become in America. Therefore, it is important to ask what the the influencing factors are in the rise of teenage pregnancy. The causal theory in this case is that the sexual health curriculum has an effect on the rates of teenage pregnancy. The independent variable being restricted sexual health education and the dependant variable being rise of teenage pregnancy. This essay will consider sexual health education, or lack there of, as an important factor that has lead to the rise of teenage pregnancy. This hypothesis proposes that a lack of government enforced sexual health curriculum in public schools in a state will lead to a rise of teenage pregnancy in that state as students will not have the effective birth control tools to prevent such an event.
Figuring out the relationship between sexual health education and teenage pregnancy will allow the government to approach education laws with a better understanding of the effect of school curriculum in the future well being of youth in society. A good sexual health education can allow students to approach sexual…

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