Teen Pregnancy And Teenage Pregnancy

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About one-third of American girls will become pregnant as teenagers (Kristof). Clearly, teen pregnancy is a concern among many people in the U.S. One way to help the teen pregnancy statistics would be birth control. Teenagers should have more access to birth control, particularly LARCs (long-acting reversible contraceptives), and be more informed about it. There are many reasons why this should be. For starters, it would help the child and the mother. It could also help the U.S. not be so high on the list of number of teen pregnancies in the world. Over time, better access to birth control could significantly decrease the number of teen moms. IUDs, short for intrauterine devices, are a specific type of birth control that could further help this problem. Teens would also be more likely to use birth control if they are informed about it. When teen girls become pregnant, they are often hurting their own lives, as well as the lives of the children they’re bringing into the world. Imagine an adorable little baby, born to a mother that doesn’t have the resources to give the best life possible to him or her. Unfortunately, this is a sad reality for many children born to teen moms. A teenager who has a baby often derails her own education and puts the child on a troubled trajectory as well (Kristof). Childbearing during the teen years can carry health, economic, and social costs for mothers and their children (Few Teens Use the Most Effective Types of Birth Control). Children born

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