In today’s society, many young teens have begun to experience unprotected sex. Having unprotected sex may result in sexually transmitted diseases (also known as STD) and/or pregnancy. Although some STD’s are curable, they would have to be cured immediately. As for the main focus, teenage pregnancy, many teenagers do not realize the responsibility, commitment, and hard work they have to put into raising a child. It is not only being there for them, but also having both parents being financially stabled.
Teenagers must protect themselves properly in order to avoid these incidents at an early stage in life because they, themselves, have not yet fully developed. In my opinion, the three main causes that lead to teen pregnancy are unprotected sex, lack of sex education, and sexual crimes. Unprotected sex is probably the most well-known factor leading to teen pregnancy. The cause of this can be from highly aroused young kids who don’t want to stop having sex because they have to get a condom.
A condom is the best teen pregnancy prevention item sold in the United States. A lot of other young adults think that they don’t need a condom so they move onto the “pulling out method” so that they don’t ejaculate into the female’s reproductive system that can soon lead to pregnancy. What most young adults don’t know is that this method isn’t always safe. It’s way better to just be prepared and be safe with a condom in hand.
Unprotected sex is the main cause to pregnancy at a young age. In my opinion, and I’m sure a lot of other individuals will agree with me on this one, but it is way better to spend three dollars on a small pack of condoms than a lifetime expense on a baby because you didn’t “Wrap it Up”. Carelessness is a reason to unprotected sex leading to teen pregnancy.
Sexual education is needed in the classrooms of young adults today. It teaches them how to be safe, and how to still have sex but prevent pregnancy. Lack of sexual education can lead to pregnancy and other things like sexual transmitted diseases. With more information about sex taught to these teenagers, the pregnancy rate in young adults will drop. Take Tony from “The Other Wes Moore” for example. He didn’t have the knowledge needed to prevent him from getting his girlfriend pregnant at such a young age. The cause of lacking education in sex leads to these young kids getting themselves into situations they shouldn’t be getting into. They need to be taught better to prevent this from happening.
The crime rate in America constantly goes up and goes down depending on where you are located. Rape is another cause for the young pregnancy that is happening. Police need to do a way better job at locating these rapists to protect these young female teenagers from getting harmed. Rape is when someone forcibly takes an individual and obligates them into having sex, most of the time this is unprotected sex. These crimes usually take place in the cities. Because of rape, not only do these young females get pregnant but sometimes they either won’t know who raped them or they would have to raise a baby on their own.
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