The Effects Of Teen Pregnancy On Teens

2250 WordsDec 1, 20149 Pages
Teen pregnancy is something that has become so common for these past years. Some teens that engage in premarital sex are lucky enough to not end up pregnant, but there are those who are not as fortunate. “3 in 10 teen American girls will get pregnant at least once before age 20. That’s nearly 750,000 teen pregnancies every year” (11 Facts about Teen Pregnancy). Most of these teens probably think that it won’t happen to them, so they don’t play it safe, but what they don’t realize, is that one little mistake can be a life changing experience. A reason to teen pregnancy is that teens nowadays think that just because they are “in love” that they can completely give themselves to their partner and at such a young age. Truth is, they most likely don’t think about what can be the consequences of engaging in risky activities like having unprotected sex. “A sexually active teen who doesn’t use contraceptives has a 90% chance of becoming pregnant within a year” (11 Facts about Teen Pregnancy). They are just teens, still learning things about themselves on a day to day basis, how can having unprotected sex be a norm for them, let alone raising a child. Peer pressure can have a major role to this too because if they see their friends doing it, they may want to fit in so that they can also say they have sex. Peer pressure can come from the friends or even from the partner kind of pressuring her to have sex. “The Kaiser Family Foundation states that more than 29 percent of

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