The Problem Of Teenage Pregnancy Essay

2282 Words Nov 21st, 2016 10 Pages
Hunter Rycerz
Theresa Detrich
English 104
16 November 2016

Knocked Up
Did you know that over 7.3 million babies are born to teenage mothers each year? (Carol J. Williams) According to an U.N. population study that was released in October of 2013. That’s not even the half of that’s not counting the babies being aborted or miscarriages. Have you ever seen a young girl between the ages of 15-19 walking around with a new born baby or baby only saying the words “mama” around that young teenager? Have you ever wondered why that girl had a baby at such a young age? Throughout history, teenage pregnancy has been a major issue to society. Though it is virtually hopeless to completely end teenage pregnancy, it is not impossible to decrease the amount of teenage pregnancies happening in society today. The computerized infant doll program that are used in “roughly two-thirds of our schools today” should be taken out of the schools, because they have been found to increase teen pregnancy and births while other programs such as; sexual educational programs and abstinence programs have been found to decrease teen pregnancy and birth rates. The best way to show people why getting rid of the computerized fake infant program and replacing it with educational programs or abstinence programs is by showing the statistics and telling what the people that think the computerized fake infant is a bad method to prevent teenage pregnancy, the people who think the computerized fake infant is a…

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