I chose to do my controversial essay on teen pregnancy. Did you know
that in the United States of America, we have the highest rate of teen births in the
world? Well each year in the United States, more than 300,000 babies will be
born to teenage mothers who have not even finished high school yet. More than
half of these mothers have not even finished the ninth grade even. Many
teenagers do not consider the risks involved with sexual intercourse. Teenagers
who are responsible to have a sexual relationship, are responsible to consider
the risks involved. It is very easy to get pregnant without using proper protection.
Teenagers who practice premarital sex have a 90% chance of getting pregnant
over those who use proper protection.
To prevent pregnancy teenagers should use effective birth control. Some
examples are the pill, 1up, the diaphragm, condoms, creams, suppositories, and
the sponge. All of the above are not 100% effective. The only type of
contraception that is 100% though, is abstinence.
Most teenagers simply are not mature enough and knowledgeable enough
to take sensible precautions against unwanted pregnancy and unwanted
pregnancy forces teenagers to choose between parenthood, abortion, or
adoption. There are more than one million teenage pregnancies that occur each
year and three out of four of these pregnancies are unplanned. This means that
about 3,000 teenagers become pregnant everyday.
More than 500,000 choose to have and keep their babies. Most of them
are single mothers. The rest, fewer then 100,000, put their babies up for adoption. Around 450,000 American teenagers get abortions every year. Many
teenage parents who care to raise their children end up as high school drop outs,
unmarried, and have a long term effect on poverty and reliance of welfare.
Why are teen pregnancy rates rising in the United States? Som people
say that sex...
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