The Problem Of Teenage Pregnancy Essays
Teenagers today are faced with a laundry list of issues. These range from making sure they wear the right clothes to the pressure put on them to try new things. When people hear about things kids are trying it may be assumed we are discussing drugs or alcohol. But one thing teenagers are often pressured into is sexual activity. Without any kind of education system in place, early sexual activity can lead to unplanned pregnancies. As I’ve said, a child one is prepared for is a huge undertaking much less the one a person is not prepared for.
In the early 1990’s there was a significant teen pregnancy rate per every 1,000 females aged 15-19. These rates were highest among Hispanic and Black communities. There has been a steady decline in the time since then. As of 2014, nearly 250,000 babies were born to young women who were not even 20 years of age. This is a decline of roughly two-thirds…