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Jefferson AlmonteCause & Effect Essay
Professor ZaludaNovember 11, 2012
Teen Pregnancy

In today’s society, many young teens have begun to experience unprotected sex. Having unprotected sex may result in sexually transmitted diseases (also known as STD) and/or pregnancy. Although some STD’s are curable, they would have to be cured immediately. As for the main focus, teenage pregnancy, many teenagers do not realize the responsibility, commitment, and hard work they have to put into raising a child. It is not only being there for them, but also having both parents being financially stabled. Teenagers must protect themselves properly in order to avoid these incidents at an early stage in life because they, themselves, have not yet fully developed. In my opinion, the three main causes that lead to teen pregnancy are unprotected sex, lack of sex education, and sexual crimes. Unprotected sex is probably the most well-known factor leading to teen pregnancy. The cause of this can be from highly aroused young kids who don’t want to stop having sex because they have to get a condom. A condom is the best teen pregnancy prevention item sold in the United States. A lot of other young adults think that they don’t need a condom so they move onto the “pulling out method” so that they don’t ejaculate into the female’s reproductive system that can soon lead to pregnancy. What most young adults don’t know is that this method isn’t always safe. It’s way better to just be prepared and be safe with a condom in hand. Unprotected sex is the main cause to pregnancy at a young age. In my opinion, and I’m sure a lot of other individuals will agree with me on this one, but it is way better to spend three dollars on a small pack of condoms than a lifetime expense on a baby because you didn’t “Wrap it Up”. Carelessness is a reason to unprotected sex leading to teen pregnancy.

Sexual education is needed in the classrooms of young adults today. It teaches them how to...
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