Teen Pregnancy Are you aware that in the United States 24% of girls ages fifteen through nineteen were pregnant? Teenagers carrying babies is not ideal for anyone considering it is potentially ruining that teens childhood and putting them and their families in jeopardy. Education and awareness on this topic should be improved in schools and throughout communities. Teen pregnancy has the potential to ruin a teens educational future, relationships with the father, and put their child at risk for health effects; to create a solution to this problem there should be more funding towards the education of teen parents, an increased education on male involvement, and prenatal care provided. Education is what many teens find most important throughout their high school careers.
In the short story “Sleepover Questions” by Amy Schalet, She discusses the similarities and differences of the sexual freedom teenagers have within American and European households. Teenagers lose a sense of power when they submit to their parents regulations of sex without questions. Some teenagers find it difficult to communicate openly about sex to their parents than others due to embarrassment. American teenagers struggle more with being open to the discussion of sex with parents opposed to teenagers in the Netherlands. These struggles are due to lack of home sex education causing an uncomfortableness of the subject when discussed with parents.
According to experts, “Teenage mothers are less likely to finish high school and are more likely to live in poverty, depend on public assistance, and be in poor health than slightly older mothers. Their children are more likely to suffer health and cognitive disadvantages, come in contact with the child welfare and correctional systems, live in poverty, drop out of high school and become teen parents themselves” (Heller). Education is the most important in life and I believe it is can help to reduce child poverty if all the children are in
Birth control is very common in today’s society. Anyone from ages fourteen to fifty are using birth control. Young women should be able to get birth control pills without their parents consent because most teens are not comfortable with telling their parents they are sexually active. Teens can also be embarassed to tell their parents; they know they’ll be disappointed in them. Other teens may not have a good relationship with their parents, so they cannot talk to them about it.
For Starters, the Juvenile Justice center doesn’t help some of the troubled teens. According to “Report: Juvenile justice system schools “do more harm than good”, it states, “Overall, 30 percent reported they had been physically or sexually abused, 37 percent had problems with hearing, sight or teeth, and 20 percent “wished they were dead,” according to the report.” So not only are the teens not being helped out, but they are getting abused physically and sexually. Some of these teens were probably bullied or are having trouble at home. If these teens were to get the proper help they needed they most likely wouldn’t be harming themselves or anyone. The report found that most of the students there has learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral
A paternalistic government would create more social cohesion, than a neoliberal government, thereby; reducing atomization and alienation which hinder individual and childhood development. II. How did social exclusion from authority figures and peers impacted Baby’s life? • Stigma was a main contributor that threatens to keep Baby from overcoming poverty. Baby encounter rejection and stigma from her father, authority figures and classmates which bestow upon her little self-worth.
In his article Richard V. Reeves is talking about a new method that New York established which is simply shame. Especially he pointed out a new advertisement in which a child is very sad and tears in his cheeks saying" I 'm twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen" . Then the author talks about Haydee Morales 's concernce about this idea. She talked like real liberal " heating and shaming community is not what 's going to bring teen pregnancy rates down". Then the author kind of gives the opposite opinion reminding that shame in reality is the main idea of healthy society, and as the shy is unchangeable part of society so humans shouldn 't avoid being in this condition.
Although women are the people responsible for populating the future generations, their health care is always on the backburner. Some people believe that women should not have the rights to their own body, and in turn have no access to reproductive care, or healthcare in general. Planned Parenthood has been mercilessly attacked by the government because of Congress’ belief on these issues. Right now, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), women have legal and full access to breast and cervical cancer screenings, STI testing, birth control, and abortions in cases of rape, incest, and endangerment to the mother’s life. All of these services are also covered by Planned Parenthood, a center that is designed for women’s health.
How can adoptions increase “Many see adoption as a universal remedy for a host of problems from overpopulation to infertility” (psychologytoday.com). The process of adopting a child is very difficult. There are many problems with adoption such as cost, how long the process takes, and how many kids there are to adopt. To decrease the amount of time it takes to adopt, the process should decrease in price, become more efficient, and awareness should increase to make more homes for parent-less children. The adoption process should be made easier because it creates a better environment for a child to be raised in.
Required Immunity Mandatory vaccinations for children in public schools have been the center of much debate since laws were first developed to regulate immunization. Fears from parents about side effects and adverse reactions have steered many away from wanting to vaccinate their children despite the numerous infectious diseases they prevent. These debates have gotten in the way of progression in schools for preventing the spread of disease. To me, the risks of not vaccinating children are far greater than the risks of adverse reactions. Parents who don’t vaccinate their children put them and others at risk because it allows normally preventable disease to continue to spread.