What do you think? I think teens should have to take some sort of BC. No I am not bashing teen moms but having a baby is a big deal and schooling and further education is so much more important than having a baby at 16.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. teen pregnancy rate rose in 2006 for the first time in more than a decade, reversing a long slide, a U.S. think tank reported on Tuesday.
The overall teen pregnancy rate was up 3 percent in 2006, with a 4 percent rise in the rate of births and a 1 percent rise in the rate of abortions, according to the report by the Guttmacher Institute.
The United States has higher rates of teen pregnancy, birth and abortion than in other Western industrialized countries.
There were 71 pregnancies per 1,000 U.S. girls aged 15-19. In 2006, 7 percent of all teenage girls got pregnant, according to the report.
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alot of the teen parents i know come from 2 parent affluent christian households who did NOT have babies as teens.
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Answer by NotPanicking at 1:33 PM on Jan. 26, 2010
You can push abstinence and you can push BC all you want. Both will reduce SOME of the teen pregnancies. Until we stop letting the media sexualize our children showing them it's ok to be sexually active at an early age, nothing will change. Until society as a whole agrees that we don't have to be heroes to every one but a hero to our family, nothing will change. Much of society tells females that our worth is only measured by our physical beauty and how good we are in bed.
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