Teen Pregnancy

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Unit 2 Project: Teen Pregnancy
Joan Kjer
Kaplan University

Professor Nelson
August 15, 2011

The “Big Idea” that I am going to write about is “teenage pregnancy.” The working thesis statement that I have come up with is, “Education is one of the best ways to prevent teenage pregnancy, educating teenagers could help the teenagers understand all the consequences of becoming a teenage parent, and all the advantages that they can have if they just would protect themselves from becoming pregnant.

The research that I plan to use will be reliable resources like, The March of Dimes, Health Communities.com, WebMD, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Medline Plus, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kaplan University library. In using these resources, I will show what some of the consequences of teen pregnancy can be, like high blood pressure, mother dropping out of school, and anemia. These are just some of the consequences that a teenage mother can have. But we need to remember that the father can have consequences also. There are a lot of things that we need to educate our teenagers about, if we are not educating our teenagers, this problem is just going to continue to get worse.

I will pitch my argument to parents, hoping to get them to understand that educating our teenagers will help them understand everything that could happen to them if they are not being safe. I could present is as:

If we are not educating our teenagers about teenage pregnancy, then who is? If we cannot open up about these things to our children, how can we expect someone else to do it? Isn’t our responsibility as parents to make sure our children are educated in every aspect of life. As parents we teach our children to cook, clean the house, wash clothes and so on, so we as parents should also being teaching them about teenage pregnancy and the consequences.

In conclusion, education of the consequences that teenagers could have if they...
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