Teenage Pregnancy

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Statistics show a very high rate of teenagers having kids. There are some as young as fourteen that are parents. This is a huge problem for not only them but for society. This affects not only the parents and the child but society as well. A teenager should not be tied down to a child at their age. They have so many other things to deal with and other responsibilities that there isn’t time for a child. So when they do have kids, they have to usually set priorities straight and usually something important like education gets pushed to the side. A child born unto young parents is usually not in the best hands. Teenagers aren’t as responsi Continue...

What can be done to resolve this problem Having more classes available to younger teenagers that teach them about protection, people to talk to if they are sexually active, having protection more readily available, and having parentalguardian figures talk to teens early about morals and consequences are all viable options. They end up relying on their parents for help or they are barely getting by on their own. I believe if the solutions I have proposed are enforced the rate of teenage parents would decrease. I think if they were offered to younger students as well, they would also benefit from them. They could give advice, information, and statistics. I think parents should be open with their kids and teach them responsibility that if they do have sex to use some type of protection. It would also be beneficially if there were a male counselor for male students to talk to and a female for female students. So basically the funds to raise their child is coming out of taxpayers' pockets. Teenagers who get themselves pregnant affect the people around them too. Having counselors available for those who have decided that they are ready to have sex would also be beneficially. Taxes are used in the welfare checks given to those teens that aren't financially fit to raise a child, which is the case most of the time. Financially they can't realistically support a child, which then they end up relying on society. It's hard to see people my age making these decisions whether they are intentional or not.