Essay About Teenage Pregnancy

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The matter of distributing condoms in school has been a controversial issue over the years because the majority of society believes that condoms will promote sexual behavior in schools. Nevertheless more and more students are becoming sexually active without thinking of the consequences and understanding the precautions that should be taken when doing so. Condoms should be distributed in schools because of the growing number of teenage pregnancy, to minimize the spread of sexually transmitted diseases among adolescent and it is a good investment for the government to help control students irresponsible sexual behavior. Everyday thousands of sexually active teenagers are putting themselves at risk of getting pregnant, and as such there is an alarming rate of teenage pregnancies in schools which can have a negative impact on most teenagers’ life. According to the article “How Many Teen Girls get Pregnant every year?, it reveals that every year, about 16 million girls aged 15-19 years old give birth. In addition, in a prominent high school in Jamaica, the school nurse reported that the percentages of teenage pregnancy increase from 20% in 2011 to 40% since the start of the year. The school nurse further stated that these teenaged girls failed to use a condom and that if condoms were distributed at the school it would have decrease the risk of these teenaged girls getting pregnant. On the other hand, whenever these girls get pregnant in schools, some of them are unable to finish school. Teenage moms will have to provide for themselves and their child and are often times left alone to take care of the child and as a result, they lose focus of their dreams and will now have to focus on raising a child at an early age. According to Reynolds (2011), in 2011 only one third of teenage mothers graduated from high school and less than 2 % further their education. Consequently too many of our young teenagers are dropping out of school and so distributing condoms in school...
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