Honestly, my opinion is that it's too easy to get hold of contraception and even more easier to get an abortion
Before (like 30-50 years ago), getting pregnant outside of wedlock was considered a HUGE deal, but today, girls can hide it completely, they don't need to see the doctor any more to see if their pregnant, they can get morning after pills over the counter, basically it's just too easy today
And I feel like society encourages to act on this, all these sex eds lessons telling us it's okay to have sex as long as we're safe and then they hand out condoms!?!?
Basically it's society, I bet some girls get pregnant just so they can get a free council house!!
If you compare our society to a society such as Pakistani society, where not only do you get shunned for getting pregnant outside of wedlock, there's basically no help either from the government or from your family if you have a baby when you're a teen, that's a pretty BIG deterrent for a lot of girls,
There's loads of factors contributing to increases teen pregnancy though, but this is the biggest one in my eyes...blame it on society LOL
It's just too glamorised, sex means nothing any more, it's considered 100% absolutely normal, and you're strange if you DON'T have sex when you're a teenager, and then having a baby is a breeze really, all the help in benefits from the government, I really do think some girls get pregnant just to abuse the system
Also, education isn't really encouraged, once you're 16 it's over for the compulsory bit, no-ones really interested in further education, especially with the lack of job prospects..what else can should they do with their time? Besides watching Jeremy Kyle and partying? Answer: Have sex and get pregnant, I guess it signifies you starting your life, it's not like they're going to University, so hey, might aswell get pregnant, get a free house, enjoy life?
I'm glad my family raised me with values different to those of today's society
· 8 years ago