Teen pregnancy occurs when two teens engage in sexual intercourse, or “hook up,” and if they are not safe, it then turns into an unplanned pregnancy. As we all know, teen pregnancy is 100% preventable. However, we see still young girls becoming pregnant, most commonly in high school. These teens do not fully understand the consequences of having a child at such a young age. When you have a child, your life revolves around that child and everything you do is for the benefit of them.
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.
Parents also fear that if adolescent teens are given a choice of contraceptive, it is as if given permission to engage in sexual activities. Although this is a very common opinion, it is only a misconception of the real facts. By “…age 15, 27% of girls and 33% of boys have had sexual intercourse,” (Singer). Most of these parents want to blame these statistics on the schools having contraceptives readily available, but they are clearly wrong. The truth is, adolescent teens will engage in sexual activities if and when they choose.
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.
Many parents often worry that their teens are engaging in unhealthy or dangerous behaviors, including reckless driving, drinking, drugs, and unprotected sex. For many parents, the only obvious solution is to try and hide the facts of sex from their children, in the hopes that the less they know about it, the less tempted they will feel to do it. Other parents make doomsday-esque statements about what will happen if their child participates in sexual behavior before marriage, in the hopes of scaring their teens into abstinence. Overall though, multiple surveys and studies have shown that abstinence-only sexual education is ineffective, misleading, and possibly even riskier than a comprehensive sex ed class would be (Alford par. 2).
The Causes of Teen Pregnancy There are many different situations that teenagers get themselves involved in that can lead to teen pregnancy. Many teenagers do not understand the risks that are involved with having sex. Teenagers today are growing up in a culture in which peers, TV and motion pictures, music, and magazines often transmit either covert or overt messages that unmarried sexual relationships (specifically those involving teenagers) are common, accepted, and at times expected, behaviors. To find out what the real causes of teen pregnancy are, I interviewed a few teenagers about their experiences and encounters with pregnancy. If teens were more educated and less influenced by the media teen pregnancy would decrease.
Some think that methods such as “pulling out” and other rumors of preventing pregnancy will keep them from unwanted pregnancies. A lot of teenagers have the “never going to happen to me” belief. Sadly, pregnancies catch teenagers off guard and don’t understand what is going on with them when pregnancy symptoms arise. It doesn’t help that the media glorifies sex and irresponsibility. This factor singlehandedly contributes to a rise in teenagers participating in promiscuous behavior.
Others hide the knowledge from the children with the intentions of guarding them from a difficult truth. Parents wish to protect their children from the knowledge of dour realities of life. They endeavor to keep their children 's naive lives free of immoral thoughts that human trafficking awareness may create. Some people may feel the same way about human trafficking awareness as they do about sex education, thinking it is too early for them to learn about such things. According to one source sex education " 'rapes children of their innocence, '" this reaction may be similar to how parents may feel about letting their children know that human trafficking exists (Parents, schools).
To pin point a single cause is almost impossible, but change in control, positive approval from peers and a developing brain are some culprits for many teens to rebel thus impacting society in many ways. Finding causation for their teenager to rebel seem obvious to some parents but parents aren’t aware of the different types of rebellion out there. According to Dr. Pickhardt, a psychologist who focuses on adolescent rebellion discusses that not all teenage rebellion is the same. He explains, “two common types of rebellion are against socially fitting in … and against adult authority. In both types, rebellion attracts adult attention by offending it.” (Pickhardt) As he/she crosses that bridge into adulthood, the new emerging teen might find themselves lost in the world with an array of expectations of how they should act & do eventually becoming an area of concern and resistance.
In the conclusion, I believe teenage rebellion is harmful. It can affect to any teenagers if they have nobody to teach or take care them correctly. Teenagers want to rebel because they feel like they need to understand and learn more about things that they never been through. But it can also be the fact that teens have a lot more question about adults' life or for their independent. This is a good opportunity for parents to learn and get connected with their children while they are under the state between teen and adult.