Posted: Monday, May 28, 2012 2:35:40 AM
Warren high school
26 May 2012
Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Think about the consequences
It has been proven by CDC, U.S. that birth rates are at its all time low. Teenagers are not changing there dating ways or their sex lives, things are the same. There is just so much more in store for bright teenagers now a day, and they are smart enough to see what they have in store. Teenagers are more aware of the consequences one careless mistake can cause on your life.
People don’t realize how much things have changes over the last few years. Lives of young adults have become very difficult. Our social lives have probably had the biggest impact on us. Everything that we do is known by everyone in a blink of an eye. We have to be extra cautious with our mistakes because society is so harsh now. We get judged for everything we do. Just imagine what people would say if they found out you got pregnant or even knew you were sexually active. It would be the death of you! This is one of the main reasons why I personally think us teenagers are thinking twice about our actions. We realize how one moment of pleasure is not worth it. Our teenage years are supposed to be the funnest of our lives, and we are finally starting to acknowledge that. Maybe society being so harsh has made us stronger and wiser. We actually think of the consequence one choice might have on our lives.
There are way more challenges we now have to deal with. Things that teenagers used to breeze by have become way harder. A simple thing such as graduating high school is extremely difficult, and going to college is even more of a challenge. There is a lot of competition to enter a good school. We realize that we have to be more aware of the choices we make. A thing such as getting pregnant would be devastating! This is probably one of the main reasons why a lot of teenagers are being more cautious with their sex lives, because they don’t want to ruin all their hard work. They want to be successful and live the lives they have dreamed of. Some of us even have a game plan. We have everything planned out, like the colleges we want to apply too, our dream college, our dream husband and house, then having kids. That is why teenagers are being so careful. They care about their futures, they realize the effects one choice can have.
The decisions teenagers are making is the reason why teenage pregnancies are declining, not because of more prevention or more TV shows on pregnancies. These things might have had an effect but its not the main reason. There is just so much on the line for us and we cant throw that away. We are smarter and more aware of what life is worth. We are aware of the consequences a pregnancy has on ones life.