It seems to be that there are more and more teenage pregnancies every year. Do you think that teenagers are starting out too soon?
Actually, teen birth rates have decreased substantially over the past decade, thanks to increased quality sex education programs and access to a variety of birth control methods.
I agree that teens should delay sex, and programs that support that, as well as improve teen decision making, communication skills, and knowledge about sex and sexuality is what is needed if we want to see the trend of decreased teen pregnancy rates continue.
Yes, you'r right that teenage girls are getting pregnant. I think it's just because of arge for sex in teenagers.
From my point of view, the best way to get over from this is that ,parents should be frank with there children and make them aware of all this staff.Parents must be open to their child.
Girls have been getting married and having children before they're 12 all throughout human history. It's only been weird and/or looked down upon for the past few hundred years.
(Bonus Points: Christians! Find a verse in the Bible condemning pedophilia!)
I do think that teenagers are starting out way too early. Babies are taking care of babies and its just a bad role model for the newer generation. I have friends who had babies in their teen and totally regrets it. Sad part is, many of them are not with their baby daddy. The baby end up growing up without a dad. Single moms...just sad.
When to have sex directly correlates with maturity - as our children are maturing emotionally and mentally at a later date than ever (how many sponge off Mom and Dad until well into their mid 20's and even 30's?) it is a concern.
A child should not have sex unless ready to assume full responsibility for their lives and actions. That doesn't mean they want or should have a child of their own, but should be mature enough to take responsibility for themselves and any child that might happen.
Women should not have sex until marriage. Men can have sex whenever they want.
Well, that's pretty much how women are treated in this country, given many of the laws that are being passed.
Teens should wait until their minds are mature to really know and appreciate what having sex really means. Creating souls times and developing emotionally issues does damage their teenage years. Education, conversation with parents, bible teaching, and giving as such info as possible to discourage this behavior is so very important. Even if their peers laugh and make fun of them. Discussions early and as they progress in age, will build confidence that they have made the right decision.
Teens should know that the results of sex are pregnancy and germs. They should know that they can be proactive and have a good life...
Unmarried Girls need to wear T Shirts that say:
"Step Away From the Eggs!"
And carry swords.
I have two teen girls.The media, the movies, Victoria secret, pink, every clothing store for girls sells sexy and sex. It is hard for any girl under 13 to get away from the ads of the pressures. Boys see girls as objects. A parent must have open conversations with their daughters reinforcing values and respect for themselves. Fathers need to talk to their son's about NOT pressuring girls for sex. It works both ways. Boys need to be responsible for birth control esp. if they are being active sexually. It is not a solely a girls responsibility. IT takes two.
I think once you turn 18 you should have the choice. If a person can get drafted, a person can be considered an adult and legal, then 18 is a good age. BUT be mindful and use protection for those activities. You can't stop teenagers once they head off to college, you really have no control. You just have to hope they make good decisions.
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