Obviously the hardships of teen pregnancy/motherhood AREN'T being mentioned often enough before it happens, judging from the very high number of teen girls nationwide who HAVE gotten pregnant and then become teen moms. They only realize how very hard motherhood is AFTER the baby arrives, and as you said, then it is too late.To CLARIFY, I am saying that the obvious hardships of teen pregnancy are to be mentioned BEFORE it happens. Once a teen become a mom or dad, it's a bit too late, but that doesn't mean that their futures are to be doomed because you say it is. And teaching abstinence doesn't work...prevention is the key. And my opinion is just that...mine, neither wrong nor right and definitely not so under your scrutiny.
Using protection against unwanted pregnancy is also important, but it also needs to be said that NO contraceptive is a 100% guarantee that a girl will never get pregnant. ALL contraceptives can do fail, so if a girl really thinks she "can't ever get pregnant" just because she's on birth control, that is a serious mistake. Should protection always be used when having sex? ABSOLUTELY. Does that same protection guarantee that a girl will never get pregnant? Absolutely NOT. That being said, ANY protection is better than none at all.