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Teen Marriage Speech - I. Intro: Marriage is one of the most important commitments to be made in life. When a person marries someone, it should be a mature and responsible decision. It should be a long-lasting commitment; it should be a happy and fulfilling relationship filled with communication, love and respect. People seem to take this commitment all too lightly in today's generation. Teenagers are getting married because they are pregnant, they feel they will never find love again, or because it seems convenient to them at that time....   [tags: Teen Marriage Speech] 338 words
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Teen Marriage (and Divorce) - Teen Marriage (and Divorce) Why would a single young female like me write an essay about marriages and divorces. Well I'll tell you why I wrote it. I chose to write my paper on marriages and divorces because I am very interested in how the lengths of marriages among young adults have changed over the years. I'm also interested in why they divorce at such an early time in their marriage. The age and reason of marrying today has changed dramatically over the years. Many young people today are starting to get married at a very young ages and they're doing it all for the wrong reasons....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 2576 words
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Teen Marriage - Teen Marriage What is marriage. Marriage is “the institution whereby men and women are joined in a special kind of social and legal dependence for the purpose of founding and maintaining a family” (Marriage 729). The fact is, marriage, to most of society, is something much more than that. To some, marriage is the uniting of their souls; to others, it is merely an escape from their fear, their pain, and their agony. The sad truth about it is that many of those marriages will end in divorce....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Relationship Essays]
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Taking a Look at Teen Pregnancy - In 2012, there were 29.4 births for every 1,000 females ranging from the age 15-19. This is 305,420 babies total born to females in this age group. Eighty-nine percent of these births occurred outside of marriage. The 2012 teen birth rate shows a decline of six percent from 2011 when the birth rate was 31.3 per 1,000 girls. The teen birth rate has declined pretty steadily over the past 20 years. In 1991, the teen birth rate in the U.S. was 61.8 births for every 1,000 teenage girls, compared with 29.4 births for every 1,000 females in 2012 that’s pretty good....   [tags: teen birth rate in dveloped countries] 1183 words
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Problems with Teen Pregnancy in Oklahoma - ... A policy in Obama Care is ready to offer a similar protection (“Study: Free Birth Control”). The significance of this is that given the option, women will choose the most effective birth control and take advantage of it being free. Rather birth control is free or not, more and more teenagers are starting to take caution because of the programs being offered at school about protected sex. Teenagers have little awareness about how to prevent becoming pregnant. In a news article by Daniel Armbuster, he said, “It’s all about healthy relationships....   [tags: ranked number two in teen birth rates]
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Teen Pregnancies in Hispanic Community - Childbirth is biological, psychological, and natural activities by which the human species grow into its family cycle and childbirth also have a sexual tradition. Beyond the emotions and the various phases that it creates, childbirth has specific criteria to be met on both man and woman. Their union must be founded on the reciprocal love, the biological and psychological maturation, and a developed sense of responsibility. Because of this, a pregnancy occurred early in life is becoming a situation full of social, economical and psychological difficulties....   [tags: Teen Pregnancies]
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Same-Sex Marriage Should NOT be Legalized - Marriage. We celebrate it, sometimes mourn it, and even argue vehemently over it. Well, that is just what is happening today. No one can agree when it comes to the rights of marriage. Same-sex couples claim it is an unalienable right for them to marry. Opposite-sex couples get married on Friday and divorce on Monday. So what is the big issue. The hot topic these days seems to be the highly controversial issue of same-sex marriage. Should it be legalized. No. Same-sex marriage should not be legalized due to its harmful effects on societal order, the Constitution, and traditional religious values....   [tags: Anti Gay Marriage]
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Teen Mothers Experiences - Most people think of pregnancy as being an exciting moment in life to experience the joy of parenthood. Parenthood is something that all committed married couples look forward to and hope for. This concept is usually thought of by adults that can manage to support a family and acquires a strong partnership with a lifetime companion. Commitment is one of the key concepts to successfully raising a child. However, this exciting news turns into a tragedy for an unexperienced teenager undergoing pregnancy....   [tags: teen mom, pregnancy, parenthood]
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The Importance of Comprehensive Sex Education to Decrease Teen Pregnancies - In the United States today, many teenage girls are facing lots of problems. New problems are rising such as an increased pregnancy rate among teenagers. Our teenage girls are less developed and unprepared for the problems which come along with their decision to have sex. It is also too early for teenage girls to become pregnant. Many teens think having a baby is some sort of joke. They believe it will never happen to them but the reality is that every time teens have sex, there is a possibility that the sperm will find its way to the egg if they do not get protection....   [tags: teen pregnancy, argumentative, persuasive]
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Should Marriage for Same Sex Couples be Legal in United States? - Marriage as generally define is the union between one man and one woman. However a recent debate over same-sex marriage has stirred a nationwide debate reverberating in the halls of Congress, at the White House, in dozens of state courtrooms and legislatures, and is also becoming a speech-making topic for election campaigns at both the national and state levels. As the debate for this controversial topic rages on, the American religious community view on the topic remains deeply divided over the matter and over the morality of homosexuality in general....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage, argumentative, persuasive]
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Gay Marriage Should Be Legalized - Traditionally in this country, marriage has been defined as a religious and legal commitment between a man and a woman. Homosexual relationships are slowly gaining acceptance in this country; however these same-sex couples cannot marry legally, have or adopt children, and are believed to threaten society. Some states are performing commitment ceremonies called “civil unions” which is marriage without using the word “marriage”. Many heterosexual citizens as well as politicians are against gay marriage, but, believe it should be left up to the states to decide....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays] 1168 words
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The Significant Decrease in Marriage Markets - In the United States marriage rates are dipping too new lows. The growing trend of declining marriage rates is understood with an economical approach when analyzing marriage markets. For instance, the demand and supply of husbands can be used to better explain activity in marriage markets. In this paper the demand of husbands is equated to women’s preferences, which are internal and external factors that drive women too marriage. The supply of husbands or male’s preferences, are characteristics men choose to bring to a marriage....   [tags: declining marriage rates, women's liberation]
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Stopping Teen Pregnancy and STD's - ... 1998, twenty percent of states retained to teaching abstinence and fifty-one bills were being considered by state legislatures. Congress committed 250 million dollars from federal funds over five years to promote abstinence until marriage in 1996. “By the 1970’s, legislatures in the 20 states had voted to restrict or abolish sexuality education.” (Donovan). Sex education has slowly progressed to being a problem in society. Sexual education in society is being controlled as what the government want then what the people want....   [tags: abstinence, sex education, contraception]
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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Plan - In the United States since the beginng of the 1990’s until 2000’sthe teen pregnancy rate has decline tremdously. Although the U.S. has decline in teen birth it still leads all countries in teen pregnancy rate rate according to the 2013 statistics 52.1 per 1000 of female’s population age group of 15-19 (HTP,2013). Where as countries such as Canada have particually a low teen pregnancy rate where on average every 20.2 out of 1000 teens become pregnant before reaching 21. For the united states to decline in leading the nation in teen pregnancy and prevation plan needs to come interwish....   [tags: abstinence, sex education]
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Teen pregnancy - There are many risks that teenagers take when they decide to have a child at a young age. The baby, as well as the parents, may face long-time problems from the pregnancy. These problems may include school failure, poverty, and physical or mental illness. Babies born to teenagers are at greater risk for neglect and abuse than those of a woman. Teenage mothers may feel like they are being demanded to do the job and they may take their frustration out on the child (When 2000). It is proven that traditional approaches to reducing teenage pregnancy rates such as sex education class or better sexual health services are not effective on their own....   [tags: Social Issues, Sex Education, health] 2071 words
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Marriage is a Committment to Your Spouse - ... It was too much of a common thing to be labeled as anything but as a normal marriage. The marriage of teenager was not labeled as a teenage marriage until the early 1960s. In the 1960s teenage marriage became a rarity, so people began to label the unusual occurrence (Kershaw 3). In the year 1950 9.5% of 15- to 19-year-olds were married according to the U.S. Census Bureau data, and as the years have passed the percentage has decreased. In the year 2000 the census shows that 4.5% of 15- to 19-year-olds were married, dropping approximately 88% since 1950....   [tags: teenage, love, relationship]
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The Right to Marriage for the Gays - ... It is not fair to allow marriage and then tell homosexuals that they are not allowed to get married due to the fact that they are gay. All American citizens have the right to follow their rights and enjoy them all, yet homosexuals cannot because they do not have all the rights that heterosexuals have. In order for the same sex couples to enjoy their rights, they have to be granted their right of legal marriage recognized by all. Without homosexuals having legal marriage, there basically is no such thing as equal rights, because they don’t have the same rights as heterosexuals just because they like the same sex....   [tags: constitutional, adoptions, suicide] 538 words
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Homosexual Marriage Is a Human Right - There are numerous reasons for discrimination and bullying in the work place. One of the reasons is Homosexuals. Most people find them to be wrong for what they do, even though they do not affect the Heterosexual population at all, because it is written in a book that is over a thousand years old. Some are even called abominations. They are often hated by society and can often be turned down and be refused of a type of service due to their sexual orientation. Today, most Homosexuals or Same Sex couples do not have to live in fear of these problems, but that does not mean that the discrimination doesn’t exist....   [tags: Social Issues, Church and State]
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Teen Pregnancy - Teen Pregnancy Over the past two decades, the rates of teen pregnancy have grown dramatically. According to the Prevention of Teen Pregnancy, approximately every thirty-one seconds ateenager becomes pregnant in the United States. This is unbelievable, however that is the truth that no one can deny. Many people think that teen pregnancy don't effect them unless they get pregnant or one of the family members in teenage get pregnant. However teen pregnancy really affects our communities and country....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy] 907 words
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Arranged Marriage and Marriage with Limitaion - Marriage has been an important aspect all over the world for ages. Marriage has been important to society for a variety of reasons. Most People all over the world believe that the traditional family, a father, a mother, and children, are the basic building blocks of society. The children learn to become citizens, learn about relationships, what is expected of them in society, and how to behave by the parents. The traditional idea of marriage is basically one man and one woman in a monogamous and permanent relationship....   [tags: Marital Issues]
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Teen People Magazine - Teen People Magazine The Teen People, September edition, is a magazine designed to appeal to young female readers. Its content features well known celebrities, use of bright and flashy colors, and an organized layout that attracts an upbeat, young readership interested in high-quality appearance and style. Although the magazine’s main focus may appear to insure a great fashion sense, it also concentrates on a philosophical orientation by covering a more diverse readership that includes all colors, sizes, and shapes of females....   [tags: BTEC Business Marketing GCSE Coursework]
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Teen Pregnancy: The Road to Ending it. - Teen pregnancy is a topic that does not shock any human to hear about anymore. Humans are accustomed to teen girls having children earlier in life because teen pregnancy has become so typical. For this reason, teens see nothing wrong with having sex with each other. Due to this assumption, many teenage girls are becoming pregnant and the lives of teenagers having sex are changing dramatically. The biggest way to bring an end to this problem is to make abstinence only education mandatory in every elementary and high school in the country....   [tags: Sex Education]
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Teen Pregnancy and Abortion in the US - Teen Pregnancy and Abortion in the US Teen pregnancy and abortion are two contemporary social issues within our nation today. With raising rates in both matters, it is easy to see why they may be such controversy. In sociology, thinking about the way humans interact with one another and in their worlds is important. With these two presented topics, focusing on gender inequalities, poverty, group prediction and social location may have a substantial amount of influence on the increased rates we are seeing within the last few years and present time on teen pregnancy and abortion....   [tags: Social Issues, Societal Issues]
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Teen Pregnancy and Sex Education - Adolescent pregnancy is a crisis that inadvertently affects all. It is not only a burden to the young woman and her family, but it also has a consequential impact on society. Reducing the number of adolescent pregnancies would promote child well-being and decrease child poverty statistics (“National Data”). Increasing the number of comprehensive sex education courses would help young people learn how to better protect themselves against premature pregnancy and STDs, and in turn curtail the number of teenage pregnancies....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive ]
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TEEN PREGNANCY & PREVENTION - Teen pregnancy has become an epidemic in the United States alone. The United States has the highest rate of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the industrialized world. Each year, one out of three teenage girls becomes pregnant. Although teen pregnancy rates have dropped from 61.8 births per 1,000 in 1991 to 41.7 births per 1,000 in 2003, pregnancy rates in the U.S. still are declining at slower rates than those in other developed nations (Block et al., 2005. para, 1). These sobering statistics are the basis of an ongoing battle: the fight for abstinence-only versus comprehensive sex education....   [tags: Sex Education]
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A Granted Right: Same-sex Marriage - The marriage equality movement had always been a controversial subject among our society, along with other social issues including ethnical equality and feminism movements. With the latter issues already moving toward full equality, same-sex marriage remain unrecognized in some parts of our nation. People who are strongly opposed to gay marriage came up with assumptions based on non-scientifically proven statements, and claim that same-sex marriage is unnatural and immoral. With cases of homosexuality from all different social backgrounds, ethnicity, and living environment, this claim can be proven false....   [tags: equility, feminism movements]
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Causes of Teen Pregnancy - Research shows that teen pregnancy is steadily decreasing. It has dropped more than 44% from 1991 to 2010(Writer); however, in my community it seems to be on the rise. It’s never a surprise to hear someone discussing about a new girl being pregnant. Pregnancy use to be a precious gift, but this generation is turning it into a new trend that they perceive to be as socially acceptable. I was raised to receive an education first, marry the love of my life, and then have children. Some people may call it old fashion, but I believe that is the plan God has for everyone’s life....   [tags: Health Issues, Emotional Toll]
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Teen Pregnancy - Teen pregnancy is the term used in reference to those young ladies who get pregnant before attainment of legal adulthood that is between 13-18 years age group. It is a circumstance under which a teenager becomes pregnant unintentionally affecting her life-span development. Teen pregnancy is a prevalent factor among many teenage women especially in their 16th to 19th birthday. Pregnant teenagers are today faced with many obstetrics problems similar to those of the women in their age gap of 20s and 30s....   [tags: Sex Education]
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Teen Pregnancy - Many adolescents are sexually active today. Whether it personal decision or being forced into it, teenagers are still involved. According to Sue Christensen and Ann Rosen, of those sexually active only one in five use contraception (Christensen). These teenagers who do not use contraception set their selves up for hardships in life. Being sexually active and using contraception as a teenager is a choice that may determine the rest of your life. Is “it” really worth it. One major outcome of those sexually active is pregnancy, which leads to many other choices: adoption, abortion, keeping the child, or even terminating the pregnancy....   [tags: Social Issues, Sexual Activity, Abstinence] 2273 words
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Teen Moms on TV, Glamorizing or Influencing? - In this generation, teen moms are becoming popular to society. You can turn on the TV and find shows such as “Teen Mom” and “16 and Pregnant”, but are these shows good or bad. They actually help out a lot. TV shows about teen parenting have lowered birth rates for teens, show the struggles of teen parenting, and help teens use safe sex techniques. Many studies have shown that teenagers who watch shows about teen moms are more likely to not getting pregnant in their teen years. “MTV’s 16 and Pregnant franchise is responsible for almost 6 percent of the recent declines in teen births in the United States” (Kempner)....   [tags: parents, pregnancy, sex]
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How the World Expresses Teen Pregnancy - How the World Expresses Teen Pregnancy Teen pregnancy has been a debated issue throughout America and the world for years now. Many famous people have had their say on what they think about teen pregnancy along with the media. What the media says about teen pregnancy may change a lot of people’s views on this subject just because everyone believes that what the media says is true. Now in today’s day, there is reality television shows on teen pregnancy that to some people encourages young adults to go through teen pregnancy....   [tags: media, public schools, sexual life] 1181 words
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Teen Pregnancy: More Education is Needed - Teenage pregnancy is a rising factor throughout the world that’s caused by many unfortunate actions. Teenagers feel the need to engage in sexual activities due to peer pressure, violence and statutory rape. In some cases teens end up birthing their babies and in other cases they abort them. To help teens understand the consequences and reality of teen pregnancy, abstinence education and sex education can be introduced to steer teens in a better direction and help them to decide the appropriate outcome for their babies....   [tags: Sex Education]
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Reducing Teen Pregnancy With Sex Education - Adolescent pregnancy is a crisis that inadvertently affects all. This is not only a burden to the young woman and her family, but also has a consequential impact on society. By reducing the number of adolescent pregnancies we could promote child well-being and decrease child poverty statistics (National Data). Increasing the number of comprehensive sex education courses would help young people learn how to better protect themselves against premature pregnancy and STDs, and would in turn curtail the number of teenage pregnancies....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]
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Options Other than Abortion - ... But with all that, if we sin; God can forgive us if we repented, as God said, “No matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can remove it. I can make you as clean as freshly fallen snow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you as white as sand.” (Isaiah 1:18). Here is a great example of a woman who had committed sin by going through abortion and god forgave her, because she asked him for forgiveness, “Growing and maturing in a relationship with God has taken the pain from my past sins....   [tags: adoption, teen parenting]
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I Now Pronounce You Man and Wife - I Now Pronounce You Man and Wife “Will you marry me?” These four words can change a person’s life. They can begin a life and they can also end a life. What is marriage exactly. The dictionary defines marriage as any close or intimate association or union. There are more people afraid of this kind of commitment today than there were years ago. Then again, there are those who think marriage is something to do because you’re bored. It’s a joke to them. Being a stand believer of the ethics of marriage, its value is something to be cherished....   [tags: Marriage]
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Decrease Of Teen Pregnancy Rate - The overall teen birth rate has declined by 16 percent from 1991 to 1997. “All states are recording a decline and it is the sixth year in a row that the teen birth rate has declined,” stated Donna Shalala, HHS secretary of U. S. Newswire. Although the birthrate among teens is decreasing and the percentage of teenagers who have had sexual intercourse is declining, it is a multi-fauceted problem affecting today’s youth. The government is taking in to consideration all possibilities and conditions with teen births to make an affective way to prevent it....   [tags: essays research papers] 454 words
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Teens and Sex - Teen Pregnancy - Teen Pregnancy Before we venture into the controversial aspects of teen pregnancy, I think that it is imortant to answer a vital question brought up by one of our classmates. This question addresses how teen pregnancy has evolved and how times have changed to bring upon such a serious issue. To begin answering this question we must take a look back in time to the roles of women and men in our society. Teen pregnancy is not just a rare virus that has recently sprung up and will someday dissapear due to some type of cure....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1279 words
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Increased Rates of Teen Pregnancy among Minorities - ... Even in this day and age, it can be sometimes difficult to find instructions as to how to use a product and it can even be harder to find directions in a different language such as Spanish. Even when patients go to receive medical attention, it can be hard for patient-doctor communication to occur if the doctor can only speak English and the patient can only speak another language. This is an important problem since there aren't enough Latino and minority doctors, only 8.7 percent of doctors were minorities according to the Journal of academic medicine....   [tags: the need for formal sex education] 1536 words
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Truth about Teen Pregnancy - 1. Although the rate of teen pregnancy in the United States has declined greatly within the past few years it is still an enormous problem that needs to be addressed. These rates are still higher in 1993 then they were in 1963. In 1963, the case of Abington vs. Schempp, the United States Supreme Court banned school prayer and bible reading in school. Since then our nation has experienced increasing pregnancy rates. (Bennett, 1). 2. Birth rates for unwed girls from the ages 15-19 have now increased every year since 1963....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1300 words
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Teen Pregnancy - Teen Pregnancy Although the rate of teenage pregnancy in the United States has declined greatly within the past few years, it is still an enormous problem that needs to be addressed. These rates are still higher in the 1990's than they were only a decade ago. The United State's teenage birthrate exceeds that of most other industrialized nations, even though American teenagers are no more sexually active than teenagers are in Canada or Europe. Recent statistics concerning the teen birthrates are alarming....   [tags: Adolescents Sex Pregnant Essays]
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Decreasing Teen Pregnancy - Decreasing Teen Pregnancy Decreasing teen pregnancy has been a constant battle for the United States in the past few years. America has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the western part of the world despite not being the leader in sexually active teenagers. The main problem is that here in the United States we do not educate our children enough on having safe sex. Our children end up learning on their own and eventually end up having a child from the lack of knowledge they have. They also take away from their own lives, because a child raising a child is a big task for anyone to take on....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy]
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A Case Against Same-sex Marriage - Are same-sex marriages different from heterosexual marriages. In the formal definition marriage "is a faithful everlasting union between one man and one woman, joined as husband and wife in a partnership to become one." Due to this definition "same-sex marriage" is not even a real marriage. In fact, it denies the primary purpose of marriage, which is the procreation of a child. In same-sex marriage, it is not possible for two men or two women to reproduce without a third party. Due to the fact that man needs woman and woman needs man....   [tags: homosexuality, morality, religious views]
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Problems With Living Together Before Marriage - Kim has just signed her divorce papers and cannot hide the sadness and confusion she feels. Two years ago everyone told her living with her boyfriend was a great idea. They said she would be able to get to know him better and see if marriage would work. She trusted her friends and thought that since everyone else was doing it that it must be the wisest choice. What went wrong. Why was she unhappy with her marriage even after getting to know her husband through cohabitation. Would things have been different if she had not listened to her friends and everyone else around her....   [tags: Cohabitation Essays]
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The Importace of Teaching Sex Education in Schools - There is a show on the MTV network called 16 and pregnant. The show follows teen mothers that are between the ages of 14-18 dealing with the with one of the risks of having sex which is pregnancy. The show has been on for a few years now, and Time Magazine reported in May 2013 that the reason behind the decline in teen pregnancies in the United States is the exposure to shows like 16 and pregnant. Researchers at the University of North Carolina separated 162 teens into a group that watched three episodes of 16 and pregnant and a group that did not....   [tags: reducing teen pregnancy and STD's] 1154 words
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The Best Kind of Sex Education - ... The state has no business teaching their children about sex that is the parent’s job to teach them. Parents don’t want their children learning about things they do not approve of. The teachers are not always trained properly to teach such a sensitive matter to children. It also tolerates or is okay with abortion. Realistically, comprehensive sex education does not encourage sexual activity or influence when they will have sex. Comprehensive sex education is good for our students and teaches them how to be responsible....   [tags: preventing teen pregnancy and STD's]
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Criticism Over the Welfare Programs - ... Despite the improvement that the economy has seen over the last few years, enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has increased by a whopping seventy percent (Saunders 1). Extensive research conducted by Drexel University's School of Public Health concluded that for most people, a month long supply of food stamps is only stretching about three weeks (Lubrano 1). According to a report written by Wisconsin Senator Paul Ryan, “Federal programs are not only failing to address the problem....   [tags: poverty, marriage, taxpayers] 546 words
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The Importance of Sexual Education in Illinois - Did you know Illinois was ranked 21,out of 51 in pregnancies aged 15-19. Not knowing the consequences that comes with sex Is getting pregnant or a transmitted disease and these are mistakes that could affect their lives. Comprehensive sex education should be taught in public high schools throughout Illinois. Adolescents should be exposed to sex education and have great access to items that protect them against pregnancy. In addition, they should have access to information about other sexually transmitted diseases.Safe sex practices should be taught in Illinois public high schools because it prevents transmitted diseases, and it makes teens rethink about having sex....   [tags: preventing teen pregnancy and STDs] 524 words
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Taking a Look at Sex Education - ... Comprehensive sex education accommodates sexual deviance and permissiveness. Discouraging the promotion of sexual relations should be the goal. Students should be expected to strive for excellence. In an eighteen month correlational study, students in an abstinence program, “Sex Can Wait” were compared with students in a regular sex education program (Denny, Young 415). Participants for the study were chosen from fifteen different school districts (Denny, Young 414). The students in the “Sex Can Wait” program revealed higher scores in understanding and knowledge as well as an intent to be abstinent....   [tags: abstinence, teen pregnancy, STD] 1733 words
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Teen Sexual Activity Causes Sexually Transmitted Diseases, AIDS, Pregnancy, and Emotional Trauma - Teen Sexual Activity Causes Sexually Transmitted Diseases, AIDS, Pregnancy, and Emotional Trauma Set aside the moral imperatives, the screams and shouts of the conservative masses, the legislators on Capitol Hill who know what's best, and religious scripture that denounces physical pleasure and there exists a very basic premise: Human beings have a preoccupation with sex. It was once stated that "our concern with sex is innate, as much a part of is as the blood and bone with which we were born." An absolutely truthful statement, the subject of sex has become prevalent in today's society....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays] 930 words
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18 vs. 21: Drinking Age - Why do people only want to change the drinking age from 21 to 18, when there are other activities that have limit of age such as marriage at 18, driving at 16 and 35 to be a president. Alcohol plays a major role in today society, which becomes a controversial issue among teens. Alcohol is a mind-altering chemical that is potentially more dangerous than any other drug and can be very destructive. For past few years, many people are trying to lower the drinking age without knowing the negative effects of alcohol and how lowering drinking age would harm our communities....   [tags: Alcohol, Teen Drinking] 1376 words
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Importance of Sex Education - Our children are growing up quicker than they ever have in the past; consequently their minds are growing more and more curious. Teenage pregnancy has been a key topic for discussion for far too long with little to no action being taken to prevent such pregnancies. Many people consider that something different needs to be done in regards to the way our children perceive sexual education. There have always been disputes about which type of sexual education should be taught in U.S. public schools....   [tags: Teen Pregnancy, STDs]
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Encouraging Comprehensive Sex Education - Encourage Comprehensive Sex Education Comprehensive sex education is the most realistic way of teaching sex education today. While remaining abstinent is the only way to be one-hundred percent sure one will not have an unwanted pregnancy or contract a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD), it is unrealistic in today’s society. Teenagers, as well as adults, are engaging in premarital sexual activity. STDs can be a serious or life-threatening disease. Effective comprehensive sex education should contain information detailing sexual development and reproduction, methods of birth control, STDs and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), abortion, and the different religious and cultural views on sex an...   [tags: Education, teen pregnancy, health]
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The History of Traditional and Same-Sex Marriage in the US - According to the federal government of the United States, the definition of the word “marriage refers only to a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word spouse refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife” (1 U.S. Code, 2013, p. 1), However, there is no national law prohibiting or allowing gay marriage. Because America shares its government power equally between the national and state government, gay marriage is being legally allowed on a state by state basis, with 18 out of the 50 states now having laws allowing same sex couples get married (CNN, 2014, p....   [tags: legislature, politics, federal policies]
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The Value of Marriage and Divorce in Society vs. Biblical Times - ... With this, the average age for both the male and female is 37 years of age. Society believes that the average length of a marriage should last about 8 years depending on circumstances. Marriage is often taken to be understood as a contractile love and eternal affection for another person in today’s society. Divorce on the other hand, is understood as an easy way out of a struggling relationship. In biblical times, divorce was not an option unless the circumstances applied. It says in Deuteronomy 24 verses 1-5 “If a man marries a woman who becomes displeasing to him because he finds something indecent about her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her fro...   [tags: sociological analysis] 950 words
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Sexual Education in High School - High school is a time for teenagers to discover themselves, explore their futures, meet new people, try new activities, and become more independent. Along with the new opportunities comes peer pressure and tough decisions. Most of the decisions are basic like choosing to go shopping with friends instead of studying for a math test or skipping soccer practice to go on a date with a crush. The consequences of simple work or friends decisions are minor. The teenager may get a bad grade on the math test and have to run extra laps at practice the next day but his life will not be significantly altered....   [tags: Education, Teenagers, health, teen pregnancy] 1693 words
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Abstinence-Only vs. Comprehensive-Based Sex Education - ... According to the Guidelines for Comprehensive sexuality education from the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, comprehensive sexuality education should be appropriate for age, developmental level and cultural background of students and respective towards the diversity of values and beliefs within the community (Malone & Rodriguez 2011). Abstinence, along with contraceptive use, reproductive choice; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, anatomy, development, puberty and relationships are all issues that are expected of a traditional sexuality education class (Malone & Rodriguez, 2011)....   [tags: teen pregnancy, birth control, condoms] 1307 words
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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston - Growing up is simply part of life. Obstacles are place in our way and are completely up to us to overcome them. A buildungsroman can be described as a novel where the protagonist grows as a person psychologically or as a “coming of age” story. Their Eyes Were Watching God written by Zora Neale Hurston is an exemplary example of a buildungsroman. In this novel, Janie, the main character, through three marriages illustrates well the transition from childhood through adulthood by experiencing all sorts of obstacles....   [tags: janie, marriage, fate]
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The New Generation's Views on Sex in Jean Twenge's Generation Me - ... As Twenge puts it, “Older adults may be surprised by the idea of sex as ‘recreation’” (168). Sex today is labeled as just fun. Being propositioned at prom by our dates is relatively normal. Back in the day this may be labeled as being creepy and inappropriate. Planning orgies in high school or hooking up at a birthday party is becoming even more common. Generation Me may sound wild but they think they are perfectly normal. Casual sex can now be considered normal among many teens. Twenge says, “Portrayals of teen sex have become more common and excepted in the two decades since the first wave of GenMe’ers were teens” (170)....   [tags: casual, media, marriage]
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Preventing Teenage Pregnancy - Preventing Teenage Pregnancy Preventing teenage pregnancy has been a goal for many years now. Statistics have tried to keep up with the change in the teenage generation. Many people have different opinions on the subject of teen pregnancy, because to some people teens seem to be getting pregnant expeditiously in these times. People fail to realize that having a baby is a privilege to many people and not a problem. Many people take having a baby as a lightly. Getting pregnant and having a kid has many pros/cons....   [tags: Teen Pregnancy Motherhood Pregnant Essays] 1201 words
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The Other Side: The Importance of Sex Education in High School - High school years are generally the years people talk about when reminiscing. Many things happen in high school that are a milestone in a teenager’s life. Their first varsity basketball game, getting a class ring, and even maybe their first love. Along with their first love comes the topic, pressure, and even attraction, to sexual behavior. It is an inevitable feeling that all teenagers will feel at one point in time. With media today forcing sex in almost everything, adolescent sex is becoming a bigger problem....   [tags: prevention of STD's and teen pregnancy]
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Divorce and the Decline of Morality - As America's divorce rate continues to skyrocket, it seems that morality continues to plummet. Approximately sixty-five percent of all marriages in America end in divorce, and this number does not seem to be declining any time soon. Are we creating a new generation "Y" of single parents. Is a broken home the wave of the future. If Americans don't get a grip on morality, this will surely be the case. It is not possible to pinpoint exactly why America's divorce rate is so high, much higher than that of previous decades....   [tags: Giving up on Marriage]
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Marketing Condoms to Teens is Ethical and Necessary - Is it ethical to market condoms to teenagers. Advertising catches the attention of everyone – both young and old – but seeking to “feast” on the most vulnerable – the young. With the young seeking adventure and wanting to learn and become experienced, they are captured by everything they see and hear, whether the information is ethical or unethical. Over the years, sex has become an important part of the media through advertising and sales in a world where sex is important. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American children will view an estimated 360,000 advertisements that have sexual innuendos on television before graduating from high school....   [tags: Teen Sex] 1417 words
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The Teen Mother Stigma in Education - In making decisions about how to educate children, the way we see young adults and what we come to believe about them has a major influence on the curricular and educational choices we make for them. This paper builds on an earlier analysis of how the term ‘teen mother’ is discursively used to mark girls as ‘other’ by examining the effects of the discourse on curriculum decisions and social policy, namely the separation of pregnant and mothering teens into alternative and/or supplemental programs....   [tags: teen pregnancy, ] 1259 words
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Birth Control in Public Schools? - ... While sex education is very popular in most United States public schools it’s content varies a very considerable amount. Topics such as abstinence, and basic information on sexually transmitted diseases are commonly taught, like birth control for example and how to access STD and contraceptive are taught less often to young teens.”Teaching abstinence as the only means of pregnancy and STD prevention was more common in the South than in the North of the United States.”(David J Landry, Jacquline E....   [tags: sex education, teen pregnancy reduction]
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Impact of Teen Violence - Teen Violence is a big dilemma in today’s society. Violent behaviors usually start from family and peers, as well as teens observing it at there neighborhoods or communities. These behaviors are reinforced by what youth see on television, on the Internet, in video games, movies, music videos, and what they hear in their music. When children are disciplined with severe corporal punishment or verbal abuse, or when they are physically or sexually abused, or when they witness such behavior in their home, it is not surprising that they behave violently toward others....   [tags: Teen Violence] 515 words
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The Problem of Teen Pregnancy - Did you know that 3 in 10 teen girls in the United States will get pregnant at least once before they turn 20 years old. (“Teen Pregnancy”). Or that most teenagers want to be pregnant before they are 20 years old. In 2009 approximately 410,00 teens aged 15-19 gave birth in the United States and the teen birth rate remains higher than other developing countries (“Pazol”). The most shocking news to many teens having kids is that childbearing cost the United States about 9 billion annually and that the national teen birth rate was 39.1 birth per 1,000 and 37% decrease from 61.8 per 1,000 lowest in all records (“Pazol”)....   [tags: teen pregnancy essays]
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