Its shows like 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom that some parents dislike and do not allow their children to watch. These shows have been around for years and have had a tremendous amount of viewers. But many would argue if whether the show is educational and discourages teenage pregnancy or promotes it. Doctors have done a lot of research and say that the shows actually discourage teenage pregnancy. The shows discourage teen pregnancy based on the complications and struggles the families go through and how hard it is to start a family at such a young age, but most importantly it influences teenagers to be safe and cautious.
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.
Teen pregnancy is a topic which is often looked down upon, as teengers are very young to have a responsiblity of a newborn.Many scholars, as well as scholars rather choose to ignore the fact that teen pregnancy is an existing problem rather than finding ways to reduce it. It is very important to understand the roots of teen pregnancy.Let’s first discuss what is teenage pregnancy?Teenage pregnancy is pregnancy experienced by females between the ages of 13-20. There is an epidemic growing where teen birth rate is becoming a common problem.We need to consider solutions to reduce the rate of teen pregnancy through better sex education;parents having sex-talk with teens and why teen pregnancy is detrimental. According to Cherry,writer of the book Teenage pregnancy:A global view,his research indicates that the highest recorded teen birth rate year has been dropping since 1991 . Many other countries throughout the world are experiencing issue with teenage pregnancies.
Teen pregnancy has become a commonality in today’s generation. There are so many young teens getting pregnant and the prejudice they experience takes a toll on their self-esteem. Most of the reactions these teens face are negativity from their peers, families, and even their teachers. There was a young girl who decided to fake her own pregnancy as her senior project to see the reactions of those close to her and this turned into a movie that was aired on Lifetime Network. A study was conducted with adolescents on their perceptions of teen pregnancy and the effects on multiple levels.
Abstinence is very important but the friends you child chooses is also important to the way they approach having sex. If everyone is doing it around them, they will eventually fall into the trap of peer pressure and begin having sex. Abstaining from sex and learning more about sex is a good way to increase awareness and prevent pregnancy. According to the Guttmacher Institute, "teen pregnancy has decreased by 28% since 1990 due to the education on pregnancy and the literature passed out in schools." 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.
The purpose of sex education is to let them know the consequences and also to understand that sex is not a game. The truth is that if the young people want to have sex, it is ultimately their choice. But it’s the responsibility of parents to help prevent them from contracting any diseases or an unwanted pregnancy. There is a debate on the internet called ´´ Should parents teach their children about sex at an early age? 85% voted yes and 15% voted no.
The media is one contributor to teen pregnancy. The star of Zoey 101, Jamie Lynn Spears, became pregnant when she was only 16. Parents were shocked to find out that the girl they once thought was a good role model for their young teens was actually not (Teen Pregnancy). Singers like Rihanna, and rappers like Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj sing about extreme sexual acts, and parents allow their teens to listen to the music. Some stars who have been known to dress and dance promiscuously have supported abstinence such as, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, and Jordan Sparks (Teen Pregnancy).
Sex before marriage has become acceptable in our community. Also, “only abstinence” birth control often leads teenagers to challenge authority. There is often the improper use of birth control because of the lack of education about it. Many teenagers don’t know the “consequences” from getting pregnant at a young age. Some of them also experience peer pressure to have sex or are involved in pregnancy pacts (Why do teenage girls get pregnant par.1).
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.
Teens do not fully understand the risks of intercourse and the amount that lives of teens will change after having children. To lower the percentage of teen pregnancies, society must encourage parental involvement, education, and available health programs. Teen pregnancy in our society has started to become a normal occurrence. It has been stated that “[t]een pregnancy is rated at 11% of all cases of childbirth in the world. Statistics show that