English 3, Period 7
March 28, 2013
Through the years, the situation of teenage pregnancy has grown abundantly throughout the United States. Sex education taught in the school system can help teens realize the consequences of having pre-marital sex and prevent pregnancy. The realities and effects of teen pregnancies are sometimes difficult and harsh to face for the mother, father, and child.
Teenage pregnancy is one-hundred percent preventable. The smartest way to prevent teenage pregnancies is to not become sexually active until you are married, this is called abstinence. But not all teens follow this, and often they feel they are pressured to have sex. Teens need encouragement from friends and …show more content…
Teenage fathers face changes, too. Teenage fathers sometimes don’t offer much financial or emotional support, but they know it is their responsibility to help out with the child since it is theirs. Most teen fathers are shocked when they find out and they don’t want it to be real. They do get a say in whether or not they are going to keep the baby. Most of the time the fathers make the women get paternity tests, just so they know it is their child (Fathers np).
Teen mothers lives change drastically. Teenage mothers are less likely to attend college or even get their high-school diplomas since they are so busy with, or preparing for the baby. Teenage mothers daughters are twenty-two percent more likely to become pregnant in their teen years.
Teens don’t feel mature enough to have a baby at such a young age. When they have a baby, they have no free-time, they have to change diapers every two hours, and get up constantly during the night. They miss out on childhood; they shouldn’t have to do all that stuff. They should be attending parties, playing sports, and dreaming about their futures. Teenage parents' lives change dramatically when they have a baby. Do you want to have to worry about financial planning or a little person to take care of? Getting pregnant at a young age is hard and there is no reason you can’t wait until you are