1 in 4 teens contract a sexually transmitted disease every year. When one catches a disease they usually don’t realize it, because they don’t get tested. When someone catches a disease and they have sexual intercourse it goes to that person and so on. Being a teen and getting pregnant causes a lot of health risks for the baby and the young woman. The New Charity Report states, “Girls under the age of 15 are 5 times more likely to die in pregnancy than women in their 20’s, and that babies born to younger mothers are also at a greater risk.” It also states, “ Worldwide, complications in pregnancy are the “number one killer” of girls and young women aged 15-19, the report says, adding to that 50,000 teenage girls and young women die during pregnancy and childbirth every year, in many cases because their bodies are not ready to bear children” (NP, World Health Organization).
Many parents do not like the idea of this but, “46% of teens are sexually active and by the time they are seniors 62% are sexually active.” (kurt) This fact is alarming and birth control for teens is a very controversial topic. Should Teens be able to get birth control without consent of parents? We will discuss the positive and negative effects of birth control for teens using the need for birth control, effects of birth control, and the teen mom dropouts to show how necessary birth control is. The need for birth control has grown due to increased sexual activity in teens. Each year 850,000 adolescent girls become pregnant.
Children born into homelessness can be at higher risk for infectious disease, stunted growth rate, and anemia. These deficiencies can be caused by environmental factors and poor nutrition(Hart-Shegos 2). In the novel, the Tillerman children all struggle to be accepted in school because of their obvious differences, likely caused by the time they spent homeless. They have experienced great hardships that they could not control, for example, their delayed development. This can be explained by, “Studies of pregnant women in New York City welfare hotels have shown their babies are twice as likely to weigh less than five pounds at birth when compared to all pregnant women.
Many locals are scared for their children’s safety after all these trafficking cases have occurred by their homes. Are we doing enough to prevent human trafficking in the local area? Almost 300,000 people every year are forced into the sex trafficking trade system. Most of all the people forced into the trade system are girls between the age of 12-18. These people are being imprisoned for usage of their body, for the joy of others with the highest price.
Right away the statement points out that the mothers are beggars and the author is thinking about strategies or ways they can make the child beneficial for the mothers, since the infants are so hard to support for some who are unfortunate. Throughout the reading, Jonathan Swift gives out crazy ideas about the topic of many children being born into families who in a way can not support them. In the article “Financial Problems Of Teenage Pregnancy” it claims “Teenage parents face a lot of problems from parenting to finances, especially because the teenager hasn’t even started earning when the baby is born. The problems that teenagers face are many, though they can be overcome with commitment, support and dedication” (Bhadra Kamalasanan). The parents struggle financially because most of the time they have not started working and even committed to a career.
It also states that members of the Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community are twice as likely to commit suicide due to cyberbullying. Some of the children who are bullied are likely new students, underweight or overweight, anti-social, unpopular and seen as weak. On the contrary, kids who bully are likely concerned with being popular, very aggressive, bossy, and view violence as a positive thing. A school in Delaware did a survey in 2015 on random sample of 457 students from the ages of 11-15. The results showed that 34.4% have been cyberbullied, 10.1% have been threatened through a cell phone, and 4.6%
“Providing a foundation of quality sex education is the only way to ensure that young people will grow into sexually healthy adults” (Hauser, 2013). The problem with early childhood sex education in the community of Danville is that there is none. Unfortunately, there are students as young as being in second and third grade beginning to talk about sex because of their curiosity towards the topic. When I attended their local school, their sexual education program did not begin until students reached the eighth grade. Also, the sexual education program that is taught in the eighth-grade health class does not goes as far as to talk about safe contraceptive use or the consequences that could happen if safe sex is not practiced effectively.
Peer pressure is involved everywhere in songs, movies, poems, novels, etc. Peer pressure negatively affects a lot of teens today because of how social media supports us causing depression and bad decisions. In the movie Mean Girls, directed by Mark Waters, shows an example of how peer pressure affects teens in high school. The movie Mean Girls is about the stereotypical high school with cliques. The “plastics” (“perfect girls”), pressure everyone to be like them and to scare them into doing unreasonable things.
According to Rewire.news, 70 percent of all teenagers are having consensual sex by the time they are 19, even though they are constantly being told not to. This shows that teens are going to be having sex to matter what, and it's not fair to consider them a sex offender for wanting to be intimate with the person they love. In order to prevent innocent teenagers from being titled as rapists for the rest of their lives, the “15 and up Jensales Law,” should be created. Statistics from the “Juvenile Justice Bulletin,” by Jeff Slowikowski show that one third of all rape cases (35.6%) are committed by minors. If we lower the consent age, it would result in less rape cases.
The sole purpose for birth control is it is the practice of prevention from an unsought pregnancy. Unwelcome pregnancies are arising on a day to day basis, and as a result, children are being born into families where they can either not afford to care for a child, or the child is mistreated because the parent never sought to have them in the first place. Generally, the age where birth control is sought out is in teenagers. Teenage girls are more likely to request birth control, due to the rising fact where sex is highly pressured in their age groups. Nearly one million teenage girls get pregnant every year in the U.S.
Imagine how much that number will go up if it becomes illegal (pause). Sometimes it 's the only way that the woman will be able to live, sometimes it 's unplanned teen pregnancy and they can 't raise or support a child, sometimes it 's not the woman 's fault and they were raped and sexually abused. 78% of teen pregnancies are unplanned, 49% of pregnancies that happen in the U.S. every year are unintended. Half of those women will
Teen Pregnancy in Hopkinsville Hopkinsville has many youth-related issues. Amongst these issues are many health issues that affect teenagers. A major issue in Hopkinsville, as well as all of Christian County, is the alarming amount of teen pregnancies and births. Teen births are an issue in Hopkinsville that usually occur in women ages thirteen to nineteen. In Christian County, the range of births is 79 per 1,000 females.
Babies Born Addicted to Illegal Drugs Mothers who use illegal drugs while pregnant increase the risk of the baby being born having health issues. Babies who are born addicted to drugs usually suffer from neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Babies that are born to mothers addicted to drugs do not have the choice to be clean. Mothers need to think about their unborn child, instead of being selfish and only thinking of themselves and their next “high.” Addiction is a powerful disease that affects one in every ten people in the United States. However, if people look at it from an outsider point of view, it not only affects the addict, but the addict’s family and friends.
Suicide and Bullying Among LGBTQ Youth Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24 (CDC). Students who fall into the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, or questioning identity groups report being five times as more likely to miss school because they feel unsafe after being bullied because of their sexual orientation. LGB youth are 4 times more likely, and questioning youth are 3 times more likely, to attempt suicide as their straight peers (CDC). Nearly half of young transgender people have seriously thought about taking their lives, and one quarter report having made a suicide attempt (Grossman and D’Augelli). It is impossible to know the exact suicide rate of LGBTQ youth because sexuality and gender minorities
Previous research shows that consensual sex is most ambiguous when it comes to ‘Diminished Capacity rape’ (Abbey, 2002). This is when one person forces sexual penetration on another person who cannot consent to the activity. Diminished Capacity rape occurs most when individuals are intoxicated. This type of rape is the reason why most young people as a culture are at risk of misunderstanding non consensual signs. A news article was presented about an oxford student activist, resigning from posts over non-consensual sex (Khomami, 2015) (See appendix 2 for explanation).