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Today In 2017 The Rate Of Unplanned Pregnancies Has Decreased

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Today in 2017 the rate of unplanned pregnancies has decreased significantly from years ago, but currently there is no progress being made. In Michigan, according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancies, the number of accidental pregnancies in girls aging from 15-19 is, 19.4 births for every 1,000 girls or 1 in 4 probability. Michigan is also nationally ranked 21 out of 50 states in teen pregnancy rate, this information verifies that some of the current measures that are being taken are working because the numbers are not higher, but there is always room for improvement. The topic of teen pregnancy stems back to when Richard Nixon was the president of the United States in 1970. As an addition to the Public…show more content…
Verses if there were not access to these helpful resources or maybe not as easily accessible, people would not think twice abut having unprotected sex because they would know that they don 't have any other options. 
 Every young girl who is sexually active is at risk for teen pregnancy. Children of teen parents are very likely to become teen parents themselves, this shows higher correlation in places of poverty and low income families. Unplanned teen pregnancy is more than just an unexpected expense than to just the parents, it is an expense to society. In America according to the National campaign, each year 9.4 billion dollars in taxpayer money is spent on teenage childbearing assistance. (2016). These costs include many things for both the child and the parents needs as well. The norms, values and beliefs of families also play a large role in the current social issue. Some families who were teen mothers themselves might be more or less educating to their child based on their experience. Also a large factor is that some religions do not believe in birth control or sex before marriage, therefor the parents of the children do not allow them to take contraceptives and then they accidentally get pregnant. There is defiantly not a lack of people who do not like the
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