Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012 8:37:52 PM
Today teen pregnancy is a common occurrence in almost every high school. Even though teen pregnancy is common it has declined. This decline is probably due to the increase of contraceptives and protection available to teens. No one wants to be a teen mother or father so teens are increasingly using safety percussions or choosing not to have sex. Teens also probably see how hard it is on other teen parents on television or in their school.
Without some kind of protection teens should not choose to have sex. Neither the teen mother nor father, are ever prepared to have a child. Most teens are still in high school getting their education and then they get pregnant and they have to drop to get a job. They risk their future to support a child. When other sexually active teens see teen families it usually draws them closer to using protection or waiting to have sex. By waiting the teens eliminate the risk of getting pregnant and ruining their future. Television series also play a part in educating teens of what it is like to be teen parents.
Television shows like “16 and pregnant” and “Teen Mom,” show the reality of what being a teen parent is like. They show that having a child is not all the joy people make it seem to be. Yes having a child is a good thing, but when you are ready. Having a child in high school is definitely not being ready. These shows probably discourage the teens from wanting children or having sex. They also show that being a teen parent not only puts stress on them as the parent but also their parents. It puts stress on their parents because they usually watch the child as the teens try and go to school so they can at least try to have a future. The stress in the family can put stress on the child which is never good because that cause even more stress. It is just a large cycle that continues.
In the past, teens were always fearful of getting protection from stores. But now day’s teens are walking in and getting protection without thinking twice. This new confidence is saving teens from pregnancy. Society does not judge teens for being active it is common and “normal” for teens. Society does want to help and prevent teen pregnancies though. Not only protection is made easily to get but contraception’s for women are made easy. Women can go to the doctor and get contraception without her parents knowing if needed.
As a male, I find that being sexually active without safety is dangerous. I would rather not engage in sexually activities then be at risk of having a child. Society has definitely made it obvious that being a teen parent is not what any teen needs or wants. Teens also make sure that they are safer with their sexual activities. In my opinion it is always better to be safe than to be sorry.