First Draft – How can Teenage Pregnancy be Prevented?
Most adolescent women have no intention of becoming pregnant. Within the past ten years, pregnancy rates among teenager’s have skyrocketed and a solution to this problem has still yet to be found. “School sex and relationships education has very little impact on teenage pregnancy rates, according to new research.” (Bloom, 2012) The increase of pregnancy has become an issue that has concerned American’s for the past twenty years. But the real concern we are faced with is what should we do about it? Prevention of sexual relations is one of the toughest things Americans have tried to find a solution to. The problem is that these young girls that are faced with having a child at such an early age has to deal with many other things that come along with adolescent birth giving. These factors include financial support, giving up their education possibly, family support, social life, and even the crumble of some relationships. And women who give their children up for adoption or get an abortion have to deal with the emotional suffering that come along with these things. Although teenage pregnancy plays a huge role in our society, there isn’t a lot of focus on decreasing the number of adolescent births. Prevention to me means abstinence. Abstinence is choosing not to partake in sexual relations or any other kind of drinking or drug related activities. I strongly believe abstinence is worth the wait and could help benefit many women in the future. Unfortunately with the influence of the media, and the sexual exploited content surrounding our society, I think the value of sexual relations with a partner is decreasing. Now the meaning of sex has little to no value and is over used and abused. Therefore since so many teenagers are engaging in sexual intercourse I think that safe sex is the answer to this problem. I think that the educational abstinence programs should focus less on railing minors on how they shouldn’t...
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