Most of the teenagers believe that they will not get pregnant or to impregnate someone the first time they have sex. This is a common mistake that teen usually make. Unfortunately, one out of twenty girls becomes pregnant the first she has sex. Teenagers should know the risk having unsafe sex and what will happen the result of that. They will not only get pregnant but also they can get sexual transmitted diseases as well as AIDS which can lead to death.
The declining birthrate is not consistent for all teenagers: among those 14 or younger, the birthrate is increasing. These trends are occurring at a time when contraceptives are increasingly available to teenagers as a means of avoiding unwanted pregnancy. The evidence documenting the unfavorable consequences of unintended teenage pregnancy and teenage parenthood, whether intended or not, has continued to mount. There is an unmistakable and dramatic trend away from teenagers giving their children up for adoption. Teenage Pregnancy Rate Of the 29 million young people between the ages of 13 and 19, approximately 12 million have had sexual intercourse.
For example, many parents are too busy to provide the guidance and support their child needs to make good decisions about sex (Langham). I believe if a child can 't talk to their parents about sex, they will eventually turn to their friends which could lead to them becoming pregnant. Most teens experience peer pressure before they become pregnant. For instance, It is found that twenty nine percent of pregnant teens felt pressured into having sex before they were actually ready (Langham). More teens should learn to speak up if they don 't feel comfortable having sexual intercourse with their partner.
Many of these myths are misunderstandings that many teenagers have, regarding sexual activity and pregnancy. A common deception among teens is that it is impossible to impregnate someone, or become pregnant the first time they have sex. Not only is this extremely false, it just so happens that approximately one out of twenty girls becomes pregnant the first time s... ... middle of paper ... ...as moral and emotional dilemmas. By targeting males, many believe that the rate of teen pregnancy will drop considerably. Those involved with the prevention of teenage pregnancy are optimistic that the rate in pregnancy will decrease among teenagers.
Out of that 68 per 1000 teens, 24 out of 1000 will get an abortion. Which is roughly around 200,000 abortions per year between the ages of 15-19. (Teen Abortion Statistics, 2009) The United States has the highest rate of teen pregnancies, even with abortion, keeping the baby and/or
Also about 750,000 teenagers become pregnant at least ounce before turning 20 (Dorlisa & shandler, 2011). Research indicates that the United States is the country with the highest rates of teen births when compared with other developed countries (Cavazos-Rehg et al., 2013). Early childbearing worldwide is a social crisis
The greatest problem associated with teen pregnancy is financial instability. Most teens do not have the salary to support a child. In the prevention of teen pregnancy there are many things that are helpful. Abstinence is a for sure way of not getting pregnant. There are also other helpful ways to help prevent teen pregnancy, such as sex education and birth control.
We live in a tough world and we all have tough lives. Teenage pregnancy at times goes unrecognized because the birth rate is still high. Even though “The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) directly funds teen pregnancy prevention programs in nearly 2,234 communities [which is] about 47 percent of all communities across the country”, there is still a large number of teenage pregnancies occurring (Almanac of Policy Issues). One of the reasons teen pregnancy is so illusive to many people is that most teenagers by the age of sixteen have had sex; abstinence isn’t part of our vocabulary. “Thirteen percent of all [United States] births are to teens, each year approximately one million U.S. teenagers become pregnant, about 40 percent of American women become pregnant before the age of 20 and about 78 percent of teenage pregnancies are unintended, accounting for one-quarter of all accidental pregnancies per year” (Planned Parenthood).
There are a lot of health risks that come to birth control that teens do not know about. They are just thinking that this little pill will stop those [teens] from getting pregnant and that is it... ... middle of paper ... ...rent’s faces. They should have no right to that; they aren’t the ones raising these teens. However it’s understandable for teens to think that birth control is the way to go with everything that is on T.V and the internet. Even when the facilities say they don’t have to tell their parents they immediately think that is the way out.
Teen pregnancy is a heavy topic in the United States that is now becoming the norm to most people. It has become broadcasted everywhere from TV shows, movies, and the Internet. Approximately 7% of teenage girl between ages 15-18 in the United States will become pregnant. Teen pregnancy has been down 42% since 1990 yet United States teen pregnancy rates are higher than any other first world country. Teenage pregnancy effects teenager’s physical health, social life, education, and jobs.