Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 4:50:02 AM
Teen pregnancy has always been a serious problem, but recent tests have determined that teen birth rates have declined to an all-time low. Why? The two main reasons for this could be education and positive peer pressure.
Most teenagers in this generation have access to an exceptional education system. Schools are able to pay public speakers to share their personal experiences to students. These speakers tell about how an early pregnancy has affected the lifestyle they would have been able to have without a baby and how it affects the lifestyle they live today. Schools also provide counselors to talk to if students ever feel pressured into doing anything they are not comfortable with. Television shows like 16 and Pregnant and the Teen Mom series have also shown the aftereffects of having a baby at a young age. Whether teens look at examples like these as a horror story or a motivating epilogue, the education media is putting out about teen pregnancy is helping the way to a better tomorrow.
Positive peer pressure has a lot to do with why teens do not get pregnant at an early age. Friends encourage their friends to not do things like get pregnant. Many teenagers are worried about what their reputation will be like once they have a baby on the way. Teenagers want to have fun like their peers, and an upcoming baby is going to affect a lot of what teens can do while they are young. Let’s face it, having a baby while you are still young is just not as cool as it used to be.
Teenagers just want to live their life as fun as they can, why let a baby slow you down?