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Is teenage pregnancy getting better or worse?

  1. TabbyTapout profile image81
    TabbyTapoutposted 2 years ago

    Is teenage pregnancy getting better or worse?

    Personal opinions and statistics are welcomed.

  2. Dale Mazurek profile image71
    Dale Mazurekposted 2 years ago

    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

    1. NiaLee profile image62
      NiaLeeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      true and it is really sad to think about all the consequences on the future, relationships, health, the child's education and upbringing, etc… babies having babies bad recipe!

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    Kevin Goodwinposted 2 years ago

    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.

    1. NiaLee profile image62
      NiaLeeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The line between exploring an issue to make it human and promoting has been crossed, just made it almost a norm. Sad and difficult for all involved.

  4. NiaLee profile image62
    NiaLeeposted 2 years ago

    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.
    cf http://www2.webster.edu/~woolflm/singlemothers.html

    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.

  5. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago

    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.

  6. liesl5858 profile image82
    liesl5858posted 2 years ago

    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.

    1. NiaLee profile image62
      NiaLeeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      TRUE, another thing is in this age of hatred and destruction, girls look for Love here. They want to lock a man with them, they want to have a special being they can love and be loved by with no conditions contrary to family and men...