#23 Oct 9, 2012
TEEN MOTHERHOOD NEGATIVES:
- Missing school days
- Falling behind in school work
- Losing sleep at night...for many nights
- Worrying about how to pay for formula and diapers
- Staying home with a screaming, crying baby instead of going out and having fun
- Constantly changing wet and stinky diapers
- Giving up your favorite activities, sports, and hobbies
- Missing out on prom
- Losing friends who don't want to be around babies
- Losing out on the college or vocational school of choice
- Dropping out of high school
- Having to settle for low-income jobs, often without benefits
- Always being short of money
- Giving up all dreams of higher education and dream career for a long time, perhaps forever
- Being trapped in the dead-end "job" known as "occupation: housewife."
- Losing all freedom and independence to go and do whatever a girl wants
TEEN MOTHERHOOD POSITIVES:
The way I see it, there are NO positives of teen motherhood at all. The only people who insist it's a good thing fall into one of two categories; 1. those who never wanted girls to have higher education and career in the first place, and 2. girls who already teen mothers and have to make the best of it, no matter how truly unhappy they might be.
Girls cannot afford to let themselves believe that teen motherhood, which too often leads to real poverty, is better than higher education and career. The best key to escape the trap of poverty, or to avoid falling into it to begin with, is EDUCATION. Without that education, girls risk being trapped in the cycle of poverty, which they may never escape from.
So, girls, the next time a boyfriend pressures you for sex, ask yourself if that 20 or 30 minutes of fun is worth giving up all your freedom to be a normal teenager. Hint: the sensible answer is NO.
Since: Oct 12
#24 Nov 4, 2012
You forgot something else you give up your body depends on medical history and body type. technology has improved a lot in the years but many facts are left out. There is high rise in diabetes for teenagers do you girls know what happens you are diabetic with a child. I have young cousin she was overweight now teen years she look very healthy does not mean its gone. If you are a very small body type with small hips they are dangers which both situation can cost both your life and the child's. Actually I was surprised but ocean56 they are girls pressure to have the guys or other girls have sex. Gay aspect i am Bi so I can explain this girls are ruthless in all aspects. I did lose my virginity very young i was freshman in high school but I am glad i was a paranoid one.
The gay section is the worst they think just cause you can't get pregnant does not mean everything you have to remember std's effect everyone. I am lucky I always open communication with my parents. There is nothing wrong of being safe than sorry. I lost a lot of partners cause I refused many times they were never screened or would never use a condom. I am proud that I was and still am very stubborn.
#25 Nov 5, 2012
You're absolutely right; the high risk of STD's is another good reason for teens to say NO to all forms of sexual activity. IMO that applies whether a teen is girl or guy, gay or straight.
Saying NO to sex as a teenager just makes good sense. Teens who make it a priority to avoid sex in middle and high school don't have to worry about pregnancy OR sexually transmitted diseases. They are FREE to concentrate on what is most important; which in my opinion is their EDUCATION, the foundation for good employment in the future.
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