TEEN PREGNANCY 1
1. TeenPregnancy: What are the causes of teen pregnancy? What can educatorsdo to curb the occurrence of teen pregnancy? What is the impact ofteen pregnancy on the family unit? What are the long-termconsequences of teen pregnancy on females? What safeguards canparents implement to protect their children against teen pregnancy?
2. The topic isquite important to me since some of my closest female friends havecontracted teen pregnancies. I have also provided minimal financialsupport to those who were disowned by their parents. Therefore, Iwould like to address the topic and identify what can be done tolimit the occurrence of teen pregnancies.
3. Teen pregnancyhas been assumed to occur as a result of childhood abuse (Charlton,Rosario, Roberts, Katz-Wise, Spiegelman, & Austin, 2015). Parentshave an indelible influence on the general condition and well-beingof their children. In many instances, females are subjected tophysical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Consequently, they lose asense of security and comfort. Some teenagers choose to participatein sexual activities as a manifestation of rebellion against parentalauthority.
On the otherhand, teen pregnancy has been assumed to result due to the lack ofeducation programs (Goesling, Colman, Trenholm, Terzian, & Moore,2014). Many schools avoid discussing sexual matters with theirstudents. Hence, teenagers are more likely to engage in immoralbehavior. Educators have also neglected high-risk populations thatbear the greatest likelihood of teen pregnancies.
4. My readerswill be parents and peer educators. Teenagers lack the capacity tomake wholesome decisions. Therefore, it is essential for parents andeducators to provide proper guidance. All parents desire theirchildren to enjoy sexual intimacy within marriage. Educators alsowish for their students to complete their academic studies withoutneedless interruption. Consequently, the essay will be structured ina manner that appeals to the expectations of both parents and peereducators.
5. The essaywould focus on the role of parents and peer educators in combatingcases of teen pregnancy. Should parents and peer educators be heldresponsible for the occurrence of teen pregnancy? Indeed, guardiansand instructors should work to reduce the cases of teen pregnancy.
Charlton, B. M., Rosario, M., Roberts, A. L., Katz-Wise, S. L.,Spiegelman, D., & Austin, S. B. (2015). 117. RiskFactors among Girls and Young Women of Diverse Sexual Orientations.Journal of Adolescent Health, 56(2), S61-S62.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.10.122
Goesling, B., Colman, S., Trenholm, C., Terzian, M., & Moore, K.(2014). Programs to reduce teen pregnancy, sexually transmittedinfections, and associated sexual risk behaviors: a systematicreview. Journal of Adolescent Health, 54(5), 499-507.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.12.004