The epidemic of teenage pregnancy continues to be a forerunner in our country and is an enlarged epidemic. It continues to be a challenge in various forums socially and economically. Teen parents cover every demographic and socioeconomic classification statistically and a large number of them come from homes near or beyond the federal poverty line. There remains to be a concern that a large number of teenage girls will become pregnant and, as a result, not complete their high school education. As a result of research it is the belief of this writer that more preventive programs such as sex education classes, abstinence education, family planning, parental communication, self esteem classes, and new law reform education need to be implemented to address the issue of teenage pregnancy.
Americans have stereotyped teenage pregnancy into a small group of individuals who are poor and products of single parent homes. While it is true that teenage pregnancy is an epidemic that affects all demographics and cultures, it is not accurate that the highest levels of teen pregnancies are from poor and single parent homes.
In a modernized society of pandemonium trends, as a society, we continue to disregard many issues like teenage pregnancy and evolutional things in modern day technology. The lack of education increases societal risk for many youths which sometimes result into teen pregnancy with little too no support. In observation to this alarming trend, the consequences are great physically, financially, economically, educationally, and socially for sustaining a viable future. According to Docksai, teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 are amongst the 3/4 of a million teenagers who have experienced pregnancy yearly (2010). Addressing this analogically, this number is alarming and severely becoming contagious. This affects not only the teen and its family but society as a whole. The risk factors associated with this epidemic can be long term and...