Teen pregnancies are a very concerning issue in the United States. There are many ways to counteract these pregnancies and keep them from happening. Some very important people that could help with the prevention of teen pregnancies are the parents, teachers, religious leaders, government officials, and teenagers themselves.
Parents are a very significant part of a teenager’s life. The book states a few things relating to the avoidance of teen pregnancies and what parents can do. It states that a father’s absence from a girl ages 5 to 18 shows increased sexual activity before the age of 16 along with teen pregnancies. This shows the significance of just the father’s part. Another very part for parents to do is communication. Studies show that many teenagers are uncomfortable discussing contraception with their parents, partners, and peers. Studies also show that those teens that are comfortable talking with their parents about contraceptives tend to use them in return.
Teachers may also play a very important role in the prevention of unwanted teen pregnancies. Studies show that student teens involved as a teacher’s aide are much less likely to perform sexual activity. The teacher may have a very big impact on that particular student giving classes with information on teens having sex and the risks of it. This way teens are informed of the seriousness associated with teen sex.
Studies show that teens are much less likely to be involved in sexual activities if involved with the church and is very committed to their beliefs. Statistics say those teens involved with religious leaders tend to stick to their beliefs and wait until marriage to start having sex. If the church holds special days to go over the importance of waiting, the teen would be more prone to wait until marriage. This shows the importance of religious leaders and teens.
Government officials could have a very big impact on teen pregnancies as well. They could create a department in which directly...