Teen Pregnancy1 Essay

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Teen Pregnancy1



Teen Pregnancy

There are a lot of teen mothers growing up in this world wondering, what if I would have
stayed in school? What could I have become? Would it have made my life easier if I had
thought first?


Teens donít think of the consequences of their actions. They donít think that the
aftermath of their irresponsibility can lead to pregnancy. Having a child comes with a
lot of responsibility. The teen doesnít fully understand that all free time is lost, that
she will have to find some may to support herself and the child, and that any of her
aspirations for future plans are now drastically changed. Children take up a lot of time,
which also means, no more school.


If we can some how get through to them that this is what happens when you get
irresponsible, it will eliminate a big portion of the problem. One of the best ways of
getting the point across is to have a guest speaker that has been through a teen pregnancy
before. Whether it be, the person that it actually happened to or that teens mother,
which is some times even better.


It all comes down to the education of the teen being the best form of prevention. The
more they know about sex and itís consequences at a young age the less likely they are to
are to go out and be irresponsible about it.


Teaching teens about different types of protection and how they work is some times one of
the best ways of keeping the number of teen pregnancies down. Not to mention a fall in
the number of teen sexually transmitted diseases.


The reason why teaching about protection is good is obvious. The reason the words ďsome
timesĒ are underlined is because teaching them about sex some times drives a teen that
normally wouldnít have had sex till later on in there lives to think, Ďwell, it seems like
everyone is doing it. If itís important enough that we must learn about it in school then
I guess itís normal.í So the argument that education is the best prevention goes both
ways.

On another plane, parents can help or hurt the situation. Every once in awhile at the
dinner table or in some public place it seems that parents or even relatives are always
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