Posted: Friday, May 25, 2012 6:02:01 PM
On account to recent statistical information, it has been learned that as of recent years that teen pregnancy has dropped substantially. However the United States still happens the have the highest teen pregnancy in the western world. Regardless it is still recognized that the nation has made extraordinary progress in reducing pregnancy in young teens. Now it is controversial on what steps our nation has taken in order to influence young girls to reconsider sexual activities that result in pregnancy.
It is well known that schools take part in having safe sex. As a freshman in high school it is usual to be given a class like health to inform young growing teens the dangers of sex and how to keep safe from diseases and pregnancy. Nevertheless our society has taken action in this movement as well. Companies like MTV, which is highly viewed by young teens in high school, has launched multiple reality TV shows that demonstrate the lives of Teens nation wide that have made the choice of having a child at such an early stage in their life. Actions like the ones that have been done have actually had an effect on teens. According to National Center of Health Statistics the teenage birth rate has dropped 9% from 2009 and 2010. Overall I believe the social effect of the nation making the norms of American teen pregnancy negative has effect how careful teens are now in our society with having sexual intercourse.