The teenager may also have seen sexual abuse at their home and may have already become a victim to this type of abuse and got addicted to it. Poverty and the absence of parents in the life of the child may also be a cause of this sexual activity because they are not properly guided by the parents in understanding the risks of teenage pregnancy and they are not provided with quality information from the schools they are enrolled in. The child’s environment may depict a very vocal support for pre-marital sex thus the want to be part of it. Each of these factors, according to Klein, is cited as the influential factors on why teenagers become sexually active (Klein, 2005). 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.
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.
Some feminist argue that the practice is necessarily wrong because it “separates sex from reproduction, transfers the burden to another woman, and separates child reproduction from child rearing” (p.454-456). However, Purdy finds the arguments very unconvincing. There is no evidence to suggest that surrogacy is harmful to children, and she agrees that it is more likely that banning or criminalizing surrogacy would result in substantial harm to children. She argues that surrogacy does not necessarily constitute the commodification or degradation of children. Purdy examines that surrogacy is not just baby selling, but a better characterization of the birth mother... ... middle of paper ... ...ther is now responsible to the baby inside her, and thus, it will coerce women to go through pregnancy and the possibility of raising the child alone.
Sex issues are worse when it comes to other countries. Woman there must protect themselves from younger and older men. They also often do not have any type of condom and they aren’t issued warning that could prevent Aids and pregnancy. Other women find themselves having sex as a job, since prostitution is legal in many countries and many woman look to do so as a profession. In conclusion Aggleton is saying how teens are not having sex for love or a better relationship but out of fear of what others might say if they don’t.
However, there are conservative groups, such as Focus on the Family, that disclaim that a woman’s body is her own. With that being said, I would like to mention the purity ball that was briefly cited in Filipovic’s essay and then further recapped in Jessica Valenti’s Purely Rape: The Myth of Sexual Purity and How It Reinforces Rape Culture. I found this practice interesting because it encourages young girls to vow to their fathers that they will remain a virgin until he hands her over to her future husband. This reiterates how a girl does not have autonomy of her own body; rather, it is a secret garden that must be protected and later passed on from father to husband. Somehow this is supposed to benefit girls by teaching them that “sexuality defines how ‘good’ women are, and that women’s moral compasses are inextricable from their bodies...(Valenti 299).” What it comes down to is this: Women cannot be sexual but must possess some sex appeal.
Today 's youth is exposed to sex through several outlets, and not all give educational information to benefit their understanding of the topic. Teenagers need to be taught about the reality of sex and what it means to take part in it. They should not be intimidated into keeping quiet about their concerns on sex, but instead use their authority figures as leaverage to learn as much as they can about it. Schools should be a primary source of sex education because it is something teenagers will inevitably come across in their teenage years. It is necessary for them to know about the myths and facts regarding sex and reproduction, the emotions that teenagers might experience and the dangers and consequences of having sex.
“Teenagers make decisions in the heat of the moment, and whether they have access to birth control or not doesn’t factor in” (Weiner).So they need to have access to birth control in order to be protected from pregnancy and STDs. Research has shown that many girls would not continue to use birth control if they had to ask their parents for it but almost all of them would still continue to be sexually active. Also not only does requiring teens to have parental consent put them at risk for pregnancy and STDs but it also puts them at risk with their families. Some teens have abusive or unsupportive families that they would not be able to talk to about that kind of thing. For example there are girls whose parents would kick them out for getting pregnant and it would not be safe for the kids in those kinds of situations to talk to their parents about
Why are so many young girls becoming mothers before they reach adulthood and who is to blame? Do we blame parents for not speaking openly about the subject of sex and how to prevent unwanted pregnancies? Do we blame the school’s curriculum for inadequate sexual education? Has being a teen with a swollen pregnant belly become a social norm in our society, or a trend? Some may blame reality shows that depict the struggles of the teen mom, but tend to glamorize the stars of the show.
Why do we react so negatively to evidence that children have sexual feelings? (461)Sex is so controversial because of the way we were raised. If we were raised to recognized and talk about our feelings of sex then we wouldn’t think of sexuality as something to hide but something mature adults do and discuss. By understand and explaining that sex is something two mature adults share when their in love and married to our children and understanding they may be experiencing sexual feelings too. By explaining to our children that these feeling are natural and is get them ready for when they fall in love when their older and married.
They also take away from their own lives, because a child raising a child is a big task for anyone to take on. The best way for teenagers to decrease the rate in pregnancy is to practice abstinence. It helps control the birth rates and stops the transmittal of STD's. Most teens have sex because of peer pressure and the fear of being left out. Abstinence is very important but the friends you child chooses is also important to the way they approach having sex.