Tough Truths About Teen Pregnancy

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Being a parent can become very stressful and overwhelming. Teen mom’s are less likely to graduate high school, less likely to attend college, and also are more likely to have a child that will also have a baby at a young age. Even though both of the articles focuses on teen pregnancy, “Tough truths about teen pregnancy” discuses how teen pregnancy shouldn’t be encouraged, whereas “Parents too soon? Teen Pregnancy and Childbearing in the U.S” talks about what the child, parent, and community can do to prevent teen pregnancy. Also, both articles talk about how teen pregnancy has actually declined in the last several years. Both articles are centered on teen pregnancy.

Teens who engage in unprotected sex are setting themselves up for an unplanned pregnancy. They will have to give up their childhood and their social life in order to become a good parent. On top of everything else, they will have to become adults at a very young age. “Tough truths about teen pregnancy” exposes the things that people don’t
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Their physical, social, mental, and emotional health will all be affected by a drastic change in the course of their life. “Parents too soon? Teen Pregnancy and childbearing in the U.S” have many tactics to prevent early pregnancy. The office of Adolescent Health discuses how parents can make a huge difference just by talking to their teens about sex; studies show teens that talk to their parents about reproduction and having healthy relationship tends to have sex later. (pg.2) “Healthcare providers can also give teen’s friendly sexual and reproductive healthcare services,” said the office of adolescent health. (pg. 3) For example, they could hand out flyers about being safe not only from getting pregnant but also from contracting any STD’s; they also could come to schools and give speeches on how students can protect

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