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Teenage Pregnancy As her baby is screaming seventeen year-old Annette wonders what they are going to eat for dinner tonight It is the end of the month and her welfare check has run out The childs diaper is wet and Annette scrambles in the bathroom searching for a clean one Although this scenario is make believe it is reality for many young teens across the nation The United States has a higher teenager pregnancy rate than any other developed country in the entire world httpbtiocomfactshtm A solution must be found for this escalating problem First of all about one million teenagers become pregnant each year and more than 530000 give birth httpbabynetddwicomtlcpregnancyteenfacthtmlintro Too add to the problem thirty-one percent of all mothers are unmarried when they give birth and that is including two-thirds of all teenage mothers DiConsiglio p10 Our nations government can only offer help in this major problem by fathering the mother and child with a welfare check each month The problem still does not become resolved and the government continues to fork over our money to the young families Next to even begin to come up with a solution to this problem one must identify the cause of it Is irresponsibility of young adults the only reason for this growing problem Why are more and more teenagers becoming pregnant as time goes on And why hasnt this been such a big problem thirty years ago All deserving speculation there are many possible reasons why teenage Americans are becoming unwed mothers First of all todays kids are not being taught morality like they used to Politician Alan Keys says that children are not getting the moral guidance that promotes abstinence from sex DiConsiglio p10 It is worth noting that a survey conducted in 1990 found that 61 percent of the males and 48 percent of the females reported that they have engaged in sexual intercourse by their senior year in high
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