In today’s society teenage pregnancy is growing. Though the percentile has lowered some in the
past ten years, it is still a huge problem today. Over the years many methods have been found to lower
the rate of teenage pregnancy. Lowering the rate of pregnancy can make a huge difference in the world.
In this paper will talk about how teenage pregnancy rate can affect all of us as a whole, and how this
rate has lowered. When we think about teenage pregnancy we only look at the girl or the boy on how
they will manage, though the bigger picture is government. Do you ever think about how much
education are kids getting about sex, and is it enough for them to understand what the outcome of such
incident can bring? Apart from all this, think about how it was back in the days to now. Teenage
pregnancy rate has lowered from the days in the past to today’s days.
In the US, teen pregnancy rates have been decreasing in the last decade even though current
rates remain twice as high as those found in other industrialized nations (Alan Guttmacher
Institute, 1994). In spite of decreasing rates, among African American teenagers, the pregnancy rate is
particularly high. In 1996, the pregnancy rate was 178.9 per thousand among African-American females
aged 15 to 19 years, compared with a pregnancy rate of 82.6 among whites (Alan Guttmacher Institute,
1999). Additionally, on the basis of the findings of the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth, it was
determined that African American females (48%) aged 15 to 17 were more likely than their white (34%)
counterparts to have had sexual intercourse since menarche. On the basis of information provide by the
National Center for Health Statistics (1997), African-American females aged 15 to 19 were more likely
than their white peers to have had their first sexual experience (i.e., intercourse) without using effective
contraception (24% versus 14%, respectively). Consequently, on the basis of such risky...