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Teen Pregnancy : Jamie Knowles

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Teen Pregnancy

Jamie Knowles
Social Problems
Instructor Tammy Nemeth
June 21, 2015

There are several situations that teenagers get themselves into that can lead to many things including teen pregnancy. Many teenagers do not understand the risks and responsibilities that are involved with having sex. Teenagers are growing up in a society in which they see their peers, TV shows, movies, music, and magazines often giving the message that premarital sex and teen are common, accepted, and at times expected, behaviors.
Many people blame the increase of teen pregnancy on the lack of education that isn’t available to our teenagers. Some say it’s the schools responsibility to provide that education and others say it is the parent’s responsibility. But, what it really boils down to be is that parents are not sure when they should start educating their children about sex and they fear it may encourage sexual activity. There is no right or wrong age to start talking about sex to your children and the risk and responsibilities that come along with having sex. Sex education can help kids understand certain things about their body and can help them feel positive about their bodies. Starting the conversation about sex at a younger age and continuing that conversation as the child grows is the best sex education strategy a parent can have. It lets parents avoid giving one big, and very uncomfortable talk when the child becomes a teenager. When a parent has the “sex
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