Out of the other industrialized nations, the United States has a teen pregnancy rate three times higher than other areas. With that much exposure to sex through music, videos, and television, it is becoming a major health concern. Teens having sex at a young age can result in sexually transmitted diseases as well as unplanned pregnancies. Improving how we monitor what are children are exposed to can have them to live a healthier life by staying abstinent.
Thousands of teenagers have become parents at such a young age that they did have time to fulfill their adolescent years. Teens who are parents cannot go away to college and try to make something of themselves they have another life besides themselves to care for. The physical effects on teens with babies are that they tend to act out; some abandon their children because they want to continue to be with their friends.