Teen Pregnancy

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December 11, 2014 Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Easy as One, Two, Three
“If adolescent pregnancy prevention is to become a priority, then our strategy, as advocates, must contain two key elements: civic engagement and education”. The rate of teen pregnancy is growing dramatically because there are so many uneducated teens and they are careless of the consequences that come with unprotected sex. Teens do not think about the responsibility and problems that come with having a child. Parents can also play a role on why teen pregnancy has become more common these days. There are many ways to prevent teen pregnancy we just have to educate and make birth control options easily accessible to teens. Teen pregnancy can be prevented we just have to make an effort.
Teens do not have the money to buy contraceptives to prevent pregnancy. Condoms and all types of birth control should be free and easily accessible to teens. We can raise taxes and the money raised from taxes can be used to provide free condoms at high schools, pharmacies, doctor’s offices, and liquor stores. Many hardworking tax payers may argue that they shouldn’t have to pay more taxes to help irresponsible teens but it’s better to pay less taxes on providing free contraceptives, than paying more taxes on supporting these teen parents that will most likely need government assistance which will be coming out of tax payers pockets. “Teen childbearing costs U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars due to lost tax revenue, increased public assistance payments, and greater expenditures for public health care, foster care, and criminal justice services”. As previously stated, U.S. taxpayers pay an obscene amount of money to help support these helpless teens. More than half of the teen parents depend on government assistance to support their children which is coming out of…...

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