In the movie she showed how her fellow students seen her as a stereotype. A stereotype is a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing. The students at her school... ... middle of paper ... ... a child at a young age. Teenage pregnancy is a big issue in the world and shows like “16 and Pregnant” help teens see what it would be like to have a baby. It make teens look into birth control and other sex related issues.
Most importantly, the ability for a parent to have knowledge of their teen is a huge advantage. For example, parents of teens need to explain the dangers of sex and what sex is. Statistics also say, “The risk for teens that are sexually active to become pregnant is within the first year of being sexually active.”("Teenage Pregnancy Facts You Should Know"). Secondly, parents need to express the consequences of teens becoming pregnant. Parents of teens need to have an understanding with the teen that there are major consequences for becoming pregnant.
Although many may speculate the credibility of teenagers who get pregnant with this reason, there is no denying that there is a possibility that the teenager may have been forced to have a sexual intercourse without his or her consent. According to Kabir (1989), she states that young women get pregnant because they may be victims of rape or incest either by a member of the family or by accident. If these women are asked on why they become pregnant, they may say that they wished to abstain u... ... middle of paper ... ...sed the influx of teenagers becoming pregnant in an early age, it is still a cause of concern even if it has already declined. It is important that each actor in the community contribute its own portion of the prevention to allow it to work. Abstinence may be a good way in preventing it but if it cannot be properly done without the information needed on how effective this method would be.
Teen Pregnancy Teen pregnancy is a common issue among teenage girls. It changes the future of most teens. It brings them straight into the life of mother and father hood. This completely takes them out of their teenage years. I know a few teen moms and some of them are still succeeding in school and some of them aren’t.
A careful details study on attitudes indicates a small number of adolescents embraced pregnancy in the future; a large group of teenagers is unsure about becoming pregnant. “Prevention programs need to focus more on the ambivalence, which, if left unchecked, affects adolescents’ motivation to delay sex or to use effective contraception consistently” Kalmuss, Davidson, Cohall, Laraque, & Cassell, 2003, p. 87-93). Tsai and Wong (2003) acknowledged many risks factors, which is a contributor to teen pregnancy. The influence involves numerous sexual partners, drug abuse, unprotected sex, use of or lack of contraceptives, poor attendance, school performance, and lack of family support, etc. Teen pregnancy is a main issue in every health care system, and affects a young girl’s ... ... middle of paper ... ...crease the teen pregnancy rates.
We know that female gender inequalities have been around for many decades, were by females are b... ... middle of paper ... ...another obvious point to teen pregnancy is the media. The media; like music videos, contributes to the behaviours of teenagers between the ages of 13-19 years, they want to be like their role models; like in movies, be like an actress/actors, and sometimes think the world is the same as a fictional TV shows. They lack understanding to differentiate from reality and fairy tale. They believe whatever they see and hear, which can be hard for the parents to convince them after these teens have ingested what they had been watching and listening to, teens hardly think before they act, which most times end them in big problems with their society and parents. This is the main reason, why parents should monitor and educate their children on what to watch and why they can or cannot watch certain shows.
Traditionally parents have taught their children about having sex, but now with families always on the go it is hard to focus attention in this area. Most parents rely on sex education in school to help increase a teenager's knowledge about sex and pregnancy. I think that this knowledge should start as soon as a child is able to adhere to all the information and understand how their bodies work. It ... ... middle of paper ... ...egnancy ranging from 15% to 52% since 1991" (Allan Guttmacher Institute 5). The increase and flood of knowledge to our teens will help continue the decreasing of teen pregnancy.
Becoming a teen mother also comes with loss of social standing as well as a change in reputation. For example, someone known for becoming most likely to succeed becomes known for their promiscuity. Many female teens also felt pressured into having sex and they were not ready for a sexual relationship (Causes of Teen Pregnancy, Langham). Although teen pregnancy rates are slowly declining, they are still extremely high in America. This can be solved by educating teens on the effects of teen pregnancy and through the use of contraceptives.
It is proven by the growing concern about young people's exposure to sexual content through different product of media. Well, media is obviously ... ... middle of paper ... ...ot the case in some other parts of the world., teenage pregnancy in developing countries are a result of a marriage and they are supported by their family and not criticized by the society such as in the eastern societies mostly. Supporters have found solutions in order to warn teenagers about their sexual relations such as sex education: an education on issues involving human sexuality. Most observers agree that sex education programs can help delay the beginning of sexual activity and prevent teenage pregnancy. However, there is huge divergence about what type of sex education is best for adolescents.
Birth control is important to teenagers, and they should be used if a teen is to become sexually active. Parents should remember to teach their children about birth control always, just in case a teen should become curious and decide to have sex. In conclusion teen pregnancy has hard an effect on society, in many ways. Most teen pregnancies were not planned. CFOS says that about 65% of teen pregnancy's were not even discussed with their sexual partners.