Teen Pregnancy Essay examples

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     I chose to do my controversial essay on teen pregnancy. Did you know

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
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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

about teen pregnancy and how to prevent it. Sex education classes are failing.

When we look at the rates of what is happening to the American teenagers, we

can only say that sex education is not doing good at all.

     Others say things like, "it is not the sex education, teenagers are faced with

conflicting messages from television, school, and among peers." The lack of

information is related to te problem of teen pregnancy.

      I don't believe that sex education has failed at all. Te lack of information is

related to the problem of teenage pregnancy. Sex education has not failed

because there are programs That go beyond school boards, such as "the

Planned Parenthood Federation of America." I believe the cause of teen

pregnancy is the lack of information because teenagers tend to
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