Is teenage pregnancy getting better or worse?
Personal opinions and statistics are welcomed.
Well I don't have any stats but just have a look around and I think the answer is obvious....there is no way it's getting better out there.....I don't know the answer short of chastity lol....cause education doesn't seem to work
I do not think it is getting better, but there is so much social media and television shows about teenagers who are pregnant that it seems like teenage pregnancy is higher than in years past.
I will say that numbers are down, young ladies are getting better support but reality seems to state the contrary in most countries in the world:
The UK has the highest number of unmarried teenage mothers in the world.
22% of girls 15-18 who have had sexual intercourse will become pregnant.
About 13% of all US births are to teenage mothers, rising to 33% of all girls who have had less than 10-12 years of schooling.
More people are sexually active because of peer pressure, education, freedom, earlier exposure to sexuality, most assume they are safe, some consciously or not seek pregnancy out of infatuation or love. IN most cases, it becomes a break, a breakup, a complication in young people's life sooner than later.
According to statistics in the U.S. teen pregnancy is declining. However the 20+ something year old age group pregnancy rate is increasing.
"Most adolescents who give birth are 18 or older; in 2013, 73 percent of all teen births occurred to 18- to 19-year-olds."
In 2013 Time Magazine had an article titled:
"What’s Behind The Drop in U.S. Teen Birth Rates"
"The CDC based their findings on birth certificates collected during the study period. Overall, the rate of births to teen mothers dropped by 25% from 41.5 per 1,000 teens between the ages of 15 to 19 in 2007 to a record low of 31.1 births per 1,000 teens in 2011."
They believe it is a combination of less sex and more contraception. Teenagers have a greater number of methods of contraceptives to choose from.
Here in UK where I live teenage pregnancy is worse. Lots of teenagers are getting pregnant and at a very young age. Some are sensible but there are a lot of teenagers who thinks having babies will give them a roof above their head and that they don't have to work because they will be provided with council houses or flats and they will be given benefits to live on. Thanks to the tax payers like us. I just don't want to say anymore because they might be offended but it is just my observation.
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