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Teen Pregnancy

            I chose to do my controversial essay on teen pregnancy.
             that in the United States of America, we have the highest rate of teen births in the .
             world? Well each year in the United States, more than 300,000 babies will be .
             born to teenage mothers who have not even finished high school yet. More than .
             half of these mothers have not even finished the ninth grade even. Many .
             teenagers do not consider the risks involved with sexual intercourse. Teenagers .
             who are responsible to have a sexual relationship, are responsible to consider .
             the risks involved. It is very easy to get pregnant without using proper protection. .
             Teenagers who practice premarital sex have a 90% chance of getting pregnant .
             over those who use proper protection.
             To prevent pregnancy teenagers should use effective birth control. Some .
             examples are the pill, 1up, the diaphragm, condoms, creams, suppositories, and .
             the sponge. All of the above are not 100% effective. The only type of .
             contraception that is 100% though, is abstinence.
             Most teenagers simply are not mature enough and knowledgeable enough .
             to take sensible precautions against unwanted pregnancy and unwanted .
             pregnancy forces teenagers to choose between parenthood, abortion, or .
             adoption. There are more than one million teenage pregnancies that occur each .
             year and three out of four of these pregnancies are unplanned. This means that .
             about 3,000 teenagers become pregnant everyday.
             More than 500,000 choose to have and keep their babies. Most of them .
             are single mothers. The rest, fewer then 100,000, put their babies up for adoption. Around 450,000 American teenagers get abortions every year. Many .
             teenage parents who care to raise their children end up as high school drop outs, .
             unmarried, and have a long term effect on poverty and reliance of welfare.
             Why are teen pregnancy rates rising in the United States? Som people .
             say that sex education classes in school are not teaching enough information .

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