Sunday, February 4, 2007
One of the major concerns of having a child or becoming a parent is to do so when you're old and mature enough to take on the responsibility. One of the problems in today's society is teenage pregnancy. The risk of pregnancy in teenagers is increasing largely. Many teenagers don't know how big of a responsibility it is to raise another human being when they themselves still have a lot of growing up to do. Teenagers need to be more educated about themselves and their bodies as well as ways to protect themselves from getting pregnant if they're sexually active. Becoming a teen parent automatically gives you a big responsibility to deal with. This means that all of your personal priorities are set aside and that your child comes first. Most teens don't even know how to take care of a child. Taking care of your own child isn't like babysitting it is a full time job. Dealing with children involves a lot of patience, which a lot of teens don't have. More and more teens have taken the option of abortion and even abandonment of their child because the job of parenthood becomes too demanding and exhausting. Although this inconvenience of teen pregnancy has declined in recent years, there is still a considerable amount of teen pregnancies that can be avoided.