Teenage Pregnancy

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Teenage Pregnancy

"Mom I have something to tell you. What is it sweetie? I'm pregnant…

These are the words no parent wants to hear from their teenager. Today in America alone, there are rising number of teen pregnancies among the different races. While it may be hard to believe, the U.S. has the highest teen pregnancy in the world. The reason why teen pregnancies occur is due to many possible reasons. Most of the teen mothers are either keeping their child or getting an abortion because they cannot afford to take care of the child. Teen pregnancy rates in the U.S. should be kept down because, it causes problems within the family of a pregnant teen, most teenage mothers cannot afford to keep their children, and the children of teenage mothers are more likely to be born prematurely or even aborted.

To start off on why teen pregnancy rates should go down is because it can create problems within the families if the pregnant teen.

For example a friend of mines sister was pregnant with twins. She was kicked out of her house by her mom because of a heated debate on whether or not she would keep the babies or put them up for adoption. Because of her being her and her mother at the time have not spoken to one another for year until her sister decided to forgive her mom and now they have a better relationship. That example shows just how easily a pregnant teen can cause a family to split up. Not only is the pregnant teen's family can be broken up the family of the person who got the teen pregnant can be broken as well. As in the example before the boyfriend of my friends sister was kicked out of his house...