Posted: Friday, May 25, 2012 5:41:14 PM
Since the 1990s there has been a huge decline in teenage pregnancy according to studies. I think some of these studies are wrong. It’s not so much that there has been a decline in teenage pregnancy; it just so happens there has been an increase in the availability of birth control. The difference between now and then is simple, now people openly talk about pregnancy and birth control. Back then teenage pregnancy wasn’t something you talked about, it was sort of a taboo. In my opinion teenage pregnancy is still very well and alive, it’s just now one has more options as to whether they want to keep the child or not.
I don’t believe there has been as much as a decrease in teenage pregnancy at all. Just a huge decrease in teens actually giving birth. Either that, or whomever it is these surveys and studies are being conducted on aren’t quite being honest or lost the true definition of teenage pregnancy. If anything teenage pregnancy has probably increased along with the availability of birth control and morning after pills. After all, its not like there’s a specific age limit on these things. Teens can get birth control from their doctors without their parent’s knowledge; teens can go to their local liquor store, CVS, and even 7-Eleven to get condoms. This new generation doesn’t exactly fear pregnancy as much as the older generation once did.