Everyday more than 3,000 girls find out they"re pregnant.
Having a baby is one of the biggest changes that will ever happen in anyone's .
life. The choice to raise a baby is also a life time decision, so before you go off and have sex .
think twice about the consequences that can happen like getting pregnant.
Although the rate of teen pregnancy in the U.S has been declining, it remains the .
highest in the developed world. "Approximately 97 per 1000 women aged 15-19 become .
pregnant each year the majority of these pregnancies 78 percent are unintended" (RTP 1). .
Most teen mothers are less likely to graduate from high school and their kids are often born at .
low birth weight or experience health and development problems. Many teenage mothers also .
have choices to either keep the baby or have an abortion. But both are two difficult choices .
because they come with their consequences. One you have to deal with the fact of maybe not .
graduating and financial problems. Then you have abortions which cause a lot of mental and .
emotional problems like knowing you just gave a living life away. But it has it's goods like you .
can graduate and achieve things and not having to worry about money and someone else.
Teenage pregnancy poses a "substantial financial burden to society, estimated at 7 .
billion annually in lost tax revenues, public assistance, child health care, foster care, and .
involvement with the criminal justice system"(RTP1). We complain about how much money is .
spent but .
what they need to do is find more solutions to help prevent teenage pregnancy. There is a lot of.
resources needed to solve the problem of teenage pregnancy but nothing had really happened.
For some examples they should have more sex education at schools because teens or me .
are still lacking information on this topic. The government needs to inforce more of it in .
schools or just do something. They start giving sex education in the 5th and 6th grade at least .