November 24, 2013
How to Decrease Teenage Pregnancy
For many years society has been trying to find different ways to educate kids about safe sex, but never took the time to educate kids about the consequences about safe sex. If educators and guardians take time out the day to talk to kids about the effects of having unprotected sex there would be a great decrease in teen pregnancy. Some may argue that teaching kids about safe sex won't change the fact that teens will still have sex and create babies, but even if teaching about safe sex won't change all, it will change many minds of young teens out there that are having sex. Reducing the teen pregnancy rate can also contribute to helping teens and the parents of the teens to save a quite load of money. Finding ways to decrease teen pregnancy rate not only affects the abortion, but also helps reduce crime.
Building more amusement parks, motivating kids to get involved in extracurricular activities, and getting kids to find a hobby they enjoy doing can strongly help decrease teen pregnancy. When kids have nothing to do after school they begin engaging in things they shouldn't be doing. They start being exposed to things at an earlier age than they should. If kids were more involved in hobbies, not only teen pregnancy will be decrease, but crime will also decrease. These organizations and extracurricular activities help take kids' minds off of the negative things they see around them and help them focus on more positive things that will probably be beneficial to them in the future.
(The graph shows the comparison between teen birth rates internationally between the ages of 15-19. The U.S. ranking 37.9 which is the highest out of all the countries listed on the graph.)
If fewer teens were sexually active or if they used better protection teen pregnancy will reduce. Sarah S. Brown is the director of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. Brown is concerned with the idea of so many teens having children. Brown makes a valid point when she states "Making true and lasting progress in preventing teen pregnancy will likely require a combination of community programs and broader efforts to influence values and popular culture". (17) This explains that getting teens involved in social activities and educating them more about sex will widely influence them and their values, which will help prevent them from getting pregnant.
Teen pregnancy affects teens and their parents financially. Some teen's even have to seek government assistance because they are not able...