More than 750,000 teenagers become pregnant every year and among them 420,000 give birth. Teen pregnancy is one of the rampant problems that do not have any boundary all over the world. It is an alarming social issue. Teen pregnancy has various causes which lead to many severe problems that are needed to be solved.
There are several factors which causes teen pregnancy. In TV serials, movies and dramas “open sex” is widespread. Popular celebrities who are the “fashion icon” of the teenagers, their attitude, dress up, and seductive styles influence teenagers a lot. according to Rand Corp “Teens who were exposed to high levels of television sexual content (90th percentile) were twice as likely to experience a pregnancy in the subsequent 3 years, compared with those with lower levels of exposure (10th percentile)” . Moreover, teenager is an exciting life between childhood and youth. In this part of life they become very curious about everything, especially about the banned issues. Sex is one of the ‘hot’ issues which teenagers want to experience. On the top of that, teenagers do not have enough knowledge about safe sex. Because of not taking any prevention for pregnancy during sex, a teen girl became pregnant very quickly.
Teen pregnancy is a threat not only for the teenagers but also for the whole society. Medline plus says, most of the time teenage mothers do not get any prenatal care. So the ‘teen mother’ faces numerous difficulties during giving birth of a baby including high blood pressure and early birth. In addition, because of lack of enough knowledge about pregnancy ‘teen mother’ does not eat nutrias food and takes drugs. Consequently, they give birth to babies with malnutrition. Moreover, teenagers are future of a country. If a teenage gets pregnant that has a harmful impact on her career. As an example, they lose interest in study and work. As a result, teen pregnancy leads to teen violence.
Though it is a long process to get rid of teen pregnancy, there are several ways to solve it. Sex is not an expelled topic to hide from teenagers. First of all, teenager should have a good knowledge about sex, so that they can make the best decision about having sex. As a model, high schools can incorporate ‘sex education’ as their regular curriculum. Secondly, parents and they should be compatible. Parents must have good understanding with their children, so that they can discuss about sex easily and make teenagers to prevent from insecure sex. Medline plus declare “Parents may be able to mitigate the influence of this sexual content by viewing with their children and discussing these depictions of sex.” Finally, the government needs to legislate strict laws for the teenagers about accessing in “pornographic” website and watching ‘hot’ movies.
. ‘Teen pregnancy’ is a problem about which the society must be really concern. The horrifying news is that due to ‘teen pregnancy” a country can get only ‘lame’ citizens. .There is various causes of teen pregnancy which should be solved very urgently. It is the high time to take suitable steps to save our teenagers from this “darkness’. So, why are we waiting for? Let us go for solving this problem right now!