How does teenage pregnancy effect society?

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“Counter Intelligence”

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Jun 6, 2011
 
Anyone want to weigh in on this? I notice more and more pregnant girls in this area all the time.
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Jun 6, 2011
 
I noticed at kc graduation that their was a ridiculous number of teen preggers. Way to go parents of Knox county.
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Jun 6, 2011
 
Many ways... When your a teen you think you know it all. Only to find out several years later that you weren't as smart as you thought you were. Your young adult years should be used to educate yourself, find something your passionate about, start a career, travel, explore, and find yourself. If you are a teen parent and really own up to the responsibility of caring for and shaping a new life into a healthy, happy, smart child then all the things that would have made you a more well rounded adult that can contribute to society must be put on hold and are most often forgotten all together. Granted some teens with a really strong support system can beat the odds, but most likely society pays for the poor choice of not protecting yourself with birth control and condoms through welfare and Medicaid cost.

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Jun 6, 2011
 
JustSayin wrote:
Many ways... When your a teen you think you know it all. Only to find out several years later that you weren't as smart as you thought you were. Your young adult years should be used to educate yourself, find something your passionate about, start a career, travel, explore, and find yourself. If you are a teen parent and really own up to the responsibility of caring for and shaping a new life into a healthy, happy, smart child then all the things that would have made you a more well rounded adult that can contribute to society must be put on hold and are most often forgotten all together. Granted some teens with a really strong support system can beat the odds, but most likely society pays for the poor choice of not protecting yourself with birth control and condoms through welfare and Medicaid cost.
Well put. It really saddens me and I have noticed a lot of people I went to school with now have kids.(I'm 20.) I really feel good that I don't have a kid. To live is to experience.

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Jun 6, 2011
 

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Babies having babies...simple as that...BUT remember, this has been going on for centuries, it's nothing new. In the late 1800's and early 1900's, it was nothing for a 13 year old girl to have kid's with a family. My great grandmother was born in 1900 and my grandmother was born in 1915. Nothing new. Same old shit.
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Jun 6, 2011
 
First off I think it's ridiculous that people would actually try to talk about some of the girls that graduated from kc just because the are pregnant ; at least they did graduate unlike most people that has a less reason not to; just because a girl is young and having a child doesn't mean they have destroyed their lives; it may make it a little bit more difficult but no child is a mistake; so how about you stop putting them down and start lighten their spirit & tell them that they can do it and make it :)

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First off I think it's ridiculous that people would actually try to talk about some of the girls that graduated from kc just because the are pregnant ; at least they did graduate unlike most people that has a less reason not to; just because a girl is young and having a child doesn't mean they have destroyed their lives; it may make it a little bit more difficult but no child is a mistake; so how about you stop putting them down and start lighten their spirit & tell them that they can do it and make it :)
How about you tell us how teenage pregnancy effects society?

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Ummm ok, well the way I see it it doesn't matter if we are talking about dealing with society or people; people needs to face the fact teenagers may be pregnant and they are apart of this society ; even though it can make our society look bad with the high percent off teen pregnancy; they have feelings just like everyone else and don't deserve to be talk down about;

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Jun 6, 2011
 
Why are you so defensive? No one has blatantly put them down here yet.
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Jun 6, 2011
 
Because that's what it turns into; I'm not saying getting pregnant in high school & at age 15 is a good thing or smart choice & it does reflect on the parents; even if the parents raised them , kids make their own choices and It shouldn't be blamed on the parents;
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There called condoms people, and they work. The parents have the responsibility to teach the children about sex, when they don't, this is what happens . I blame the parents

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Jun 6, 2011
 
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There called condoms people, and they work. The parents have the responsibility to teach the children about sex, when they don't, this is what happens . I blame the parents
A lot of people are afraid to talk to their kids about sex. Makes me sick.
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Jun 6, 2011
 
True, but even if some parents tell their kids about forms of birth control that doesn't mean it's going to sink in... But I do agree parents should tell and teach them

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Jun 6, 2011
 
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True, but even if some parents tell their kids about forms of birth control that doesn't mean it's going to sink in... But I do agree parents should tell and teach them
Telling them about birth control gets the responsibility off of the parent and to the kid. If you're old enough to have sex you should be old enough to know the risk.
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Feb 6, 2013
 
it can affect us because many teens choose to give their babies up for adoption...nd that is wrong
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Abc wrote:
First off I think it's ridiculous that people would actually try to talk about some of the girls that graduated from kc just because the are pregnant ; at least they did graduate unlike most people that has a less reason not to; just because a girl is young and having a child doesn't mean they have destroyed their lives; it may make it a little bit more difficult but no child is a mistake; so how about you stop putting them down and start lighten their spirit & tell them that they can do it and make it :)
Long as them and their family, pay as they go and dont ask for anything from anyone else, go for it. My problem is when the government uses my tax money to pay for raising these things, and supporting their moms. Spread dem legs girls, every thing gonna be alright. Sick people. oh I forgot its knox county.
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Feb 6, 2013
 
When doctor Cris was in Barbourville of you had one child and came up pregnant and he knew you were not taken care of the kids when you had the second one he tied the tubes and there was no more kids for you I knew one girl that both of her kids were placed in homes and she went own living the life she was trying to live with the first child but it was not even started with the second one. now she was not a teenager she was older but babies have been had by 13-15 yr old as far back as to 1934 that I know and they were taken care of and fed by there parents Its a matter of how mature they are you have 40 yr olds that don't take there part in haven a child and being the parent that child needs. if theey would step in and spay these people who have a kid and don't take car of them they could run up and down the roads and have all the sex they wonted and no one else would have to be burden with there job of taken care of kids they have had and don't wont to be tied down with now you may have one slip up if not educated but not two or three . without you have some source of problem of understanding and if that be the case you don't need to be haven kids period.
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Feb 7, 2013
 
andiso wrote:
it can affect us because many teens choose to give their babies up for adoption...nd that is wrong
Well not every teen gives there kids up I was in kc I was 16 when I had my son he is two now and I have a daughter she is one now they were a year and 12 days apart I've got both of my kids they are vary smart for there ages so don't be putting down teens unless u know the facts my kids do go without anything my kids and I live on our own I've live on my own since I was 8 weeks pregnant with my son so know ur facts befour typeing shit u don't know about..
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Well not every teen gives there kids up I was in kc I was 16 when I had my son he is two now and I have a daughter she is one now they were a year and 12 days apart I've got both of my kids they are vary smart for there ages so don't be putting down teens unless u know the facts my kids do go without anything my kids and I live on our own I've live on my own since I was 8 weeks pregnant with my son so know ur facts befour typeing shit u don't know about..
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Feb 9, 2013
 
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Telling them about birth control gets the responsibility off of the parent and to the kid. If you're old enough to have sex you should be old enough to know the risk.
I agree. My mother taught me about prevention and things early on. I'm 25, never had a pregnancy scare all because I was smart and had an open relationship with my parents.

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