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Teen Pregnancy Do you enjoy sex Are you ready to take a chance when you are only a teenager Are you ready to be a parent I didnt think so Most of us are still in high school and enjoying our social lives Can you believe that only 13 of teenage mothers receive their high school diplomas Nearly 80 percent of unmarried teen mothers end up on welfare The daughters of teen mothers are 22 more likely to become teen mothers themselves The sons of teen mothers are 13 more likely to end up in prison Condom use is not safe sex They fail 14-16 fail to prevent pregnancy during the first year of use and this rate is higher among teens 1 in 10 teen girls in America becomes pregnant each year In 1999 teens between 12 and 20 had the highest rates of Chlamydia By the 12th grade 70 of high school students have had sexual intercourse 84 of all teen pregnancies are unintended Only 19 of teen mothers married the father of their first child before or shortly after the childs bir th Women who have their first child in their teens earn half as much money in their lifetime as those who wait Only 42 of all guys age 20 to 25 make enough money to take care of a family of three At least 60 of all teenage marriages end in divorce in the first 5 years You may have found the right person but what if you havent If you have a baby now your child is likely to finish high school before you do Less than half of all women who have a child before 18 and only 39 of teen fathers finish high school Even if your body is ready to make a baby you may not emotionally ready to be a parent There are plenty of things that parents can do to try and stop
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