CFOC’s National Survey of Family Growth stated that teens are having less sex. CFOC also stated that more teenagers surveyed that their closest friends were involved in some sort of sex education class, and they were not sexually active. Abstaining... ... middle of paper ... ...ontrol are used to prevent pregnancy in teens and also in adults who do not wish to have a children. Studies show that those methods are becoming more and more effective, because the teenage pregnancy rate has dropped by 11%. Birth control is important to teenagers, and they should be used if a teen is to become sexually active.
As several teens use the excuse that sex feels better without a condom pregnancy is likely to occur just because of that simple saying. Having a child comes with a lot of responsibility. Teens don’t think of the consequences of their actions. Children take up a lot of time, which also means, no more school. The teen should first understand that all their free time is lost, that she will have to find some way to live for herself and the child, and that any future plans are now not what she was planning.
The rise of the teen pregnancy rate has caused us to question the effectiveness of the prevention programs that are offered to adolescents. There have been several programs focused on preventing teen pregnancy from abstinence-only to more comprehensive sexual education programs. Abstinent-only advocates believe that abstaining from having intercourse is the only way to prevent unwanted teen pregnancy. While practicing abstinence is the only 100% secure method of reducing this rate, it is not a logical view. Adolescents will continue to have sexual behavior, and it is important in teaching them more precise education when it comes to sex education.
Abstinence is especially difficult in a society that seems to promote premarital sex, as long as it is “safe” sex. The support that used to come from authority figures like parents and a school officials is collapsing, because of distribution programs. There are still teenagers out there who wish not to have sex prematurely, and parents as well as authority figures need not to forget that. It is a given that teenagers need to be informed about safe sex as well as the risk of sexually transmitted diseases. After all there are countless teenagers out there who have already made the decision to become active sexually.
Thus, explaining why teens physically feel a certain way when puberty happens. It answers lingering questions about the b... ... middle of paper ... ...rograms would prefer the youth to be mature enough to understand why their bodies are important and the consequences of sexual relations. Both can prevent teen pregnancies and diseases, but it depends on the individual and their values. However, the National Library of Medicine found, through observation and research, that “there was a positive correlation between abstinence program and teen pregnancy. In fact, teens that were taught abstinence only were more likely to become pregnant than those who were taught sex education.” Whereas, the Sexual Education program promotes safe sex and knowledge of the sex and it’s consequences.
It is said that instead of continuing with the promotion of safe sex, why schools don’t just offer teenagers sex education on abstinence and the importance of abstinence. Some parents believe the most secure option to prevent teen pregnancies and STD's is by abstinence. The question is "why don’t schools start by promoting that?" My answer to that question is because society shows that sex is good, it's pleasurable and acceptable. Teenagers lack the knowledge to make w... ... middle of paper ... ...uld not be having sex at all.
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.
As a person is going through their teen years, they often start seeing their parents as an bossy authoritative figure rather than a friend, whom they can ask for advice in need.Some parents do not have the sex talk with their kids due to this difference between them and also the myth that they might encourage them to become sexually active. ( Bond-Zielinski,1). Bond-Zielinski also talks about the topic of role-model, “Another important thing for parents to remember is role modeling. A parent 's behavior should match their words. The "do as I say, not as I do" approach will have a great impact on teenagers who are careful and constant observers of the adults in their lives.”(1).
Hannah Farrell English 5/15/14 Sanderson Becoming pregnant at a young age is a frequent yet avoidable mistake that will affect you for the rest of your life. Since the 1990’s the number of teen pregnancies has lowered but is still an avoidable situation that adolescents can prevent. This paper will explore recent statistics and consequences of teen childbearing and ways to prevent the situation. Statistics show that teen pregnancy has declined since past years but still continues to be a problem among adolescents. For example from 1990 to 2010 the teen birth rate has declined from 61.8 to 29.4 for every one thousand teen girls (Teen Pregnancy & Childbearing 1).
Not only are children of teen parents more likely to be unhealthy physically but sometimes emotionally as well. A teen cannot provide the fostering environment that a baby needs to develop. Although teen pregnancy rates declined throughout the 1990s, a 3 percent jump in births to teen mothers between 2005 and 2006 raised alarm that sex education programs and campaigns to reduce teen motherhood were failing (ProQuest). Various methods of contraceptives and the righteous yet difficult choice of abstinence are among possible solutions Preventing teen pregnancy is an issue in the United States of utmost importance and society as a whole must convince teens in a more innovative , extreme way and they must push forward now. As a result of teen pregnancies mothers and fathers are having to work extra hard to have an optimistic future.