Statistically it has been proven that marriages between people who have practiced abstinence have a lower divorce rate. Sex is not the foundation of the marriage although it is a very essential part of... ... middle of paper ... ...on decreasing teen pregnancy. The biggest problem in america so many kids aren’t receiving the proper education on sex and the risk of becoming sexual active as a teen can have. Its own use as adults to teach the youth and show them the disadvantges they put themselves in becoming teenage parents. So the soultion to gradually decrease teenagers from becoming parents is communicating and educating because they might not no better but as adults we do.
In spite of societal blames, teens having unprotected/protected sex and getting pregnant are personal decisions. There is just a little that any society can do to avert such activities. In today’s world teenage pregnancy could be precluded and reduced by giving them the appropriate education on sex, why it is important for them to refrain from any sexual activities, until they are of matured age and emphasize that their future is far better without been a baby mother. Because once you have a child, your life is not completely yours anymore; it now revolves around the child. Example is when a teen goes to high school every day from 8:30am – 3pm, doing of their homework’s, and studying for exams is stress free; compared to when a baby is involved, you cannot got to class without having a babysitter or someone to look after the baby, baby’s need food very frequently which would interfere with study period.
A number of teens do not want to become pregnant, although some are not opposed and other has ambivalent attitudes (Bruckner, Martin, & Bearman, 2004, p. 535-557). Therefore having a healthy understanding of factors associated with a desire for pregnancy among teens, health care providers may better predict the most at risk teens. Many teenagers from the age of 15-19 carry mixed feelings concerning childbirth. Although the optimistic teens increase the risk to unprotected sex, and some were negative against the spectrum to protect against early pregnancy. 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.
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.
These shows provide a lot of educational information and teach serious life lessons. Although it may seem easygoing to teenagers, teenage childhood has a lot of sad and scary moments that most are not yet ready for. One particular couple on 16 and Pregnant went through a lot as teenagers, not by having a baby so young but having to give it up for adoption. Catelynn and Tyler lost the one thing that meant the most to them, their baby Carly (Messer). Catelynn said “Giving up her baby girl Carly to a more... ... middle of paper ... ...see adolescents that are teen mothers or 16 and pregnant to have to go through so much so young.
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.
Yet all this ideas of keeping sexual information hidden from high school students are not stopping them from having sex. The statistics show that the average age an adult is when he or she has his or her first intercourse is as young as 12 years old! In addition, the number of people with AID's and STD's keeps rising, abortion clinics and adoption agencies keep growing and teenagers still become young parents; therefore, not having access to sexual education is not the solution. Avoiding taking to our kids or Preventing them from having access to a sexual education is like sending them to a battlefield without the proper weapons. It is a must to have this type of education at high schools.
The topic of distributing condoms in high schools had caused a great deal of debate over the last decade. Those that favor condom distribution say that distributing them will ensure teenagers practice safe sex, and the rate of teenage pregnancy will decline dramatically. Those that are against distributing condoms, say that giving them out will encourage early sexual activity and promote the idea that premarital sex is okay. What about letting parents help kids make decisions about their futures? After all that is how parents have been doing things for ages and ages right?
Health officials are frightened by the rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases, worried that kids aren’t getting the message. Sex education is increasingly better than it was for previous generations, but a 2012 Guttmacher Institute report revealed that while nearly 90% of high schools are teaching students about abstinence and STDs, fewer than 60% are providing lessons about contraception methods. “People don’t have the fear of death from sex like they had 15 years ago,” said senior health official Patrick Luedtke. “For the teenagers, that fear is gone, and people are not practicing safe sex as much as they used to.” He adds. It is critical for kids to know about their risk.
Nearly two-thirds of teenagers are sexually active before they graduate high school (Berne 90). Many parents oppose the teaching of sexual education and prefer that their children share their views and abstain from sex. Because of this, teenagers often have unsafe sex to avoid situations that come along with asking their parents for contraception such as birth control and condoms. Not using or having access to contraceptives increases the risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. According to studies sponsored by The Alan Guttmacher Institution, controlling teen access to contraceptives proves unsuccessful in lowering sexual activity and increases the chance of pregnancy and transmitting sexual diseases (Rosenthal 144).