Teenage Pregnancy Is A Controversial Concept

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Teenage pregnancy is a controversial concept nowadays. When a teen girl becomes pregnant and goes to the doctor, the doctor must tell her parents, even if she does not want to. This causes big issues because the girls feel like they have no privacy in their situation. I agree with the doctors informing the young girls’ guardians because the girl is under their care, she is a minor, and they must know what is going on. Some people though, have different opinions. Many people believe that telling the parents their teen is pregnant is the correct decision. This is because most teenagers don’t fully understand how much responsibility and time goes into providing care for a baby. She is too young to make her own decisions and needs contraceptive advice from her parents, whom have experienced this in their lives. There was a study in November of 2004 in which 11 women and 9 men were asked questions concerning their feeling towards confidentiality (Dr Jane Carlisle
 Public Health, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield May 2005). The results of this study were that the young girls (aged 14 through 17) were more concerned about their privacy, especially the older ones (Dr Jane Carlisle
 Public Health, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield May 2005). Since doctors must inform the teens ' parents, many teenagers neglect consulting a doctor if they have any personal or sensitive issues (Dr Jane Carlisle
 Public Health, School of

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