Teenage pregnancy is full of negatives

There is a lot at stake for young mothers


Amanda Miller, writer

Teenage pregnancy is a serious matter. For girls between the ages of 13-19, becoming pregnant can be traumatic. Usually girls let guys talk them into having unprotected sex, because they’re so young and naive.

Boys take advantage of young girls because they don’t even know what they’re getting themselves into. I know this because one of my friends got pregnant when she was 15 years old and she told me it was because she didn’t know what she was getting herself into.

If you don’t want to get pregnant when you’re a teen, then abstinence is the only way to go. Abstinence is when you avoid sexual activity all together. That’s the path I think I’m going to take so I don’t end up pregnant in high school.


It’s hard to financially support a baby, especially when you don’t have a job. Some parents will help their children take care of their babies, but some parents don’t want to help raise their kids responsibilities.

In all fairness, if you don’t want to take care of a baby then why have a baby. Some teen moms have a hard time finding a job because they don’t have a babysitter to watch their child while they’re at work.

Also, don’t have sex with someone if you don’t love them just to look popular for your friends. To be honest, I don’t think that having sex with someone is worth the risk of having a baby in high school period. The reason why I say this is because it’s going to affect the education of the teen parent’s.


Education is so important. Even if you have a baby you still need to get your high school diploma. You could still go to college even if you have a baby.

There are some teen parents who drop out of high school because they have to take care of their baby, or babies depending on how many kids somebody wants to have. If I were in the condition to either stay in school or drop out to take care of my baby, I would figure it out so that I could continue to go to school, and raise a baby.


The only reason why some teen girls get pregnant is because they want to keep a man so they’re not alone. I’d rather be alone then have a baby with someone that doesn’t want to be with me anymore.

I do not understand why some girls would have unprotected sex anyway. If you’re going to have sex, then you should use protection, or you’re going to have to deal with children for a long time.

I’m glad I’m the type that pays attention to what is going on around me. Some people just get pregnant, so they don’t have to go to school anymore. That’s sad.