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 Post subject: Teen Pregnancy on the Rise
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:44 am 
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Carmen Sauceda, a 17-year-old high school athlete from Dallas, once dreamed of attending college, but with a newborn baby girl, those dreams will have to take a backseat to motherhood.

The gifts she recently received at her baby shower have done little to calm her anxiety, because she doesn't think she's ready.

"I don't feel like an adult. But now I have to act like one for my child," Sauceda said.

The 17-year-old is not alone. For the first time in more than a dozen years, more American teenagers are putting off their own dreams of college and success to raise families.

After more than a decade of declines, the Centers for Disease Control reports that teen pregnancy is on the rise again.

According to the CDC's final numbers for 2006, just released this year, the teenage birth rate increased 3 percent, putting a stop to the 14-year decline from 1991-2005.

According to the report, teen birth rates were highest in the South and Southwest. Mississippi led the way, followed closely by New Mexico and Texas.

The only states that saw a decrease in teen birth rates were North Dakota, Rhode Island and New York. Some experts say that the reason for the rise is that today's teenagers are less informed than their parents were.


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Once again, the efficacy of abstinence only education has come home to roost. What it is really effective at is keeping poor people poor and in a constant fight for survival.

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The teen girls around here who have had babies already or who are presently pregnant seem to be proud of it. Many of them view the situation as "playing house," yet far too many of them soon tire of the game and then grandma and grandpa take over. They're usually too old or too busy to have the energy required to properly raise the child, or in extreme cases, the children.

As I've said many times before, where does DADDY'S responsibility come into play? These girls didn't have Emaculate Conceptions and why they don't practice birth control is beyond my understanding. It's readily available...even it it's just a condom! At least one partner should have some responsibility about attempting to make sure a pregnancy doesn't happen... just because he or she couldn't control his or her raging hormones.

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