Over the past two decades, the rates of teen pregnancy have grown dramatically. According to the Prevention of Teen Pregnancy, approximately every thirty-one seconds ateenager becomes pregnant in the United States. This is unbelievable, however that is the truth that no one can deny. Many people think that teen pregnancy don't effect them unless they get pregnant or one of the family members in teenage get pregnant. However teen pregnancy really affects our communities and country. Approximately, over eighty-five percent of teenage girls who become pregnant every year do not plan their pregnancies and only fifteen percent of pregnancies are prepared. The causes of teen pregnancy is unsafe sex or poor sex education in teen and adolescents, and in result many teen girls get pregnant, increase the population, more people in poverty and children becomes the victim of their parents mistakes.
There are several illusions surrounding teenagers and adolescents pregnancy. Most of the teenagers believe that they will not get pregnant or to impregnate someone the first time they have sex. This is a common mistake that teen usually make. Unfortunately, one out of twenty girls becomes pregnant the first she has sex. Teenagers should know the risk having unsafe sex and what will happen the result of that. They will not only get pregnant but also they can get sexual transmitted diseases as well as AIDS which can lead to death. Some teen girls also have the wrong ideas about sex and love. They believe that if they have sex with their boyfriends or give birth their boyfriend's babies will make their boyfriends love them more and it can make the relationship better. However, it becomes worse and makes their lives more difficult.
Some girls after they got pregnant they don't have choice and the only option is to keep and raise their babies. Sometimes they will get support from their parents and some of them do not. Therefore, they have to go out and find the jobs, which will only pay minimum wages. Most of teen mothers will drop out from high schools because they have to find a job so that they can survive. The chances of getting a good pay job will be very low because they don't have high school degrees. Sometimes they can't even support themselves and even more they have to take care and take responsibilities for another life is totally a mess. Furthermore, some teen fathers will ignore their babies and refuse to support teen moms and babies.
Only ten percent of teen mothers will get married and most of them become single parents. Usually teen marriage work and end up with a divorce. For instance,...