More than ever teenagers are being exposed to pornography. The problem has taken on a level of sophistication as now a lot of cell-phones are able to browse the internet where pornography is easily accessible. Sexuality explicit material is also quite common on cable stations.
The messages being sent in many advertisements, movies and other media content is that ultimate satisfaction can only be had through attracting the opposite sex.
Teenagers are often not mature enough to mentally and emotionally handle a sexual relationship as when they get influenced to have sex it often has seriously negative consequences.
Here are a number of facts about teen pregnancy
Teen pregnancy affects both the teen and the parents negatively.
Teen pregnancy is a social problem that needs to be addressed
Young people with low self esteem try to prove their manhood / womanhood by engaging in a sexual relationship
Immoral role models influence teens to make wrong decisions
Teens are affected by peer pressure. Sometimes they give in to fit in with their peers. They often say “everybody is doing it. Why be left out?”
CONSEQUENCES OF TEEN PREGNANCY
A teen’s academic life I disrupted as they have to drop out of school.
With an incomplete education teens face the prospect of joblessness as they are unqualified to enter the workforce. This in turn can create cycle of poverty.
Teenagers do not have the level of experience, patience and maturity to handle the pressures and responsibilities of parenthood.