Argumentative Essay: The Causes Of Teenage Pregnancy

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Antonio Layo Calderon Jr. December 10th, 2014
Argumentative Essay N04A
Teenage Pregnancy Teenage pregnancy, nowadays, is a very serious issue. The number of females getting pregnant, before the legal age, has been rising throughout the years. On a statistics made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during 2012, there have been around 305,388 babies born to females that are mostly between the ages of 15-19 (para.1). Many people see this as a problem because they lead to the many effects of teenage pregnancy, which can affect the life of the
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Of the 80 million unwanted pregnancies that take place every year, 42 million of these have led to abortion (Speidel, Harper, and Shields, 2008). In most unwanted pregnancies, finance is one main reason for aborting the baby. Usually, teenagers depend on their parents for money. If they were to have children at their age, how would they provide for their own children when they themselves depend on their parents financially? “A teenager who has little to no work experience is not likely to make much over minimum wage. Minimum wage may not even cover the cost of daycare in high-cost areas such as New York City.”(Marooney,…show more content…
The financial costs for raising the baby would be too much for them to handle. So they drop out of school to reduce their expenses. Also, another reason for teenage mothers for dropping out of school would be because of their peers. In an article by McVeigh (2010), most teenage mothers gave up on pursuing professional careers and go on to live a low standard of living. In fact, 70% of them are not within education, employment or training (para. 4). This shows us how their future gets affected by the consequences of teenage pregnancy. Sex education, in this case, can also help in teaching teenagers about this social issue and its

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