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Teen Pregnancy By Sue Scheff

Society & Culture  (tags: children, sadness, society, safety, rights, interesting, education, risks, warning, babies )

- 4123 days ago -
Every year, approx. 750,000 teenage girls become pregnant in the United States. That is roughly 1/3 of the age group's population, a startling fact! Worse, more than 2/3 of teens who become mothers will not graduate from high school.


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Ginger S (115)
Saturday April 5, 2008, 8:37 am
there are TOO many laws that are for teen pregnancy, that parents hands are tied. They have the choice to have sex or not. To runaway or stay with family for help!! Running away is not the answer!!!!God help us all!!!!!

avril k (52)
Saturday April 5, 2008, 8:56 am

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Saturday April 5, 2008, 9:04 am

Lynn Kane (54)
Saturday April 5, 2008, 1:41 pm
Thanks, Sue.. Noted..

Teresa Fazackerley (393)
Saturday April 5, 2008, 2:23 pm

Blacktiger P (247)
Saturday April 5, 2008, 2:46 pm
Stop thinking that the only kids to teach sex ed to are girls! Start teaching the boys, and start young as they are maturing physically as fast as the girls now, all thanks to growth hormones in food. The boys must learn to leave the girls alone, that sex is for adults period!!!!

Pamela Salomon (255)
Saturday April 5, 2008, 7:12 pm
Noted. Thanks for the info. I agree with Black Tiger. We need to teach the boys a little better too. Hello condoms!

Lauren Stone (586)
Sunday April 6, 2008, 5:41 am
If the state governments would stop wasting money and time on abstinence and start teaching sex education, CONDOMS and hard FACTS, the rates of teen pregnancies and STD's would drop. These children, female and male, are victims of a lack of education.

Nancy Gray (35)
Sunday April 6, 2008, 1:00 pm
I know I sound like a broken record on these things, but these babies (Girls and still takes 2) having babies are another visible sign of THE EPIDEMIC OF NEGLECT AND ABUSE going on. Nobody is taking care of the kids when parents are all wrapped up in their own unmet wants and needs. Have to work? See the infants off to daycare (of varying degrees of "quality") for ten or more hours a day, come home and try to get everything else done, time for baby? See the tossled hair, sleepy toddlers with their little ditty bags of "mine" constantly checking to be sure they are still where they left them...intact and unmolested by anyone.In some ways the little ones are fighting for the least little sense of self in environments that are unable to provide the environment and degree of support necessary to that essential stage of development. Children develop a sense of self, and whether that self is important to anyone, by how they are reflected in the actions of adults, initially, and then if they are fortunate enough to develop a sense of autonomy with healthy self-esteem, they begin to develop a sense of others as having importance, too. Most legal daycares allow 6 young children per adult...anyone really think that one adult can provide what's needed to six? And the babies staying home with babies? Teens are not developmentally able to provide for their own needs let alone an infants'needs. Their own brains don't even finish developing until age 25 or thereabouts! By ten or eleven, at the latest in too many families, the kids are home without supervision... Mix a little loneliness with a heavy dash of hormones and why are we surprised at the results?

Phyllis P (232)
Monday April 7, 2008, 11:34 am

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Monday April 7, 2008, 2:14 pm
I agree with black tiger also.......
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