The Social Problem Of Teenage Pregnancy

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Today’s generation has become a generation of children raising children. People may say there are just certain quantities of these particular cases, thus should not be a reason for alarming. However, no matter how slight the amount of teens getting pregnant is, it should not be viewed as something positive. Occasionally, “average age” parents are not sufficiently prepared to deal with parenthood, thus a teenager is greatly less prepared. Therefore, teenage pregnancy has become a major social problem which fundaments should be understood in order to provide a solution to it. In order to understand a social problem such as teenage pregnancy, it is important to look firstly at its causes. In the first place, parents are of immense importance regarding a child’s development because they are the child’s first teacher and role model. They are not just supposed to provide the child with shelter and food. Mostly, parents should supply the child with a guidance about life. Therefore, if parents are absent, the child will not count with these important figures which play an important role for a correct growth. The author Collin Allen states, “Girls whose fathers left either before they were born or up to age 5 were seven to eight times more at risk of becoming pregnant as an adolescent than girls living with their fathers” (“Absentee Fathers and Teen Pregnancy”). In other words, parents are supposed to be the teachers and the ones who protect their children. Therefore, if such
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