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    Teen Pregnancy: A Concerning Issue that Requires a Shiftin Society’s Perspective

    The subject of teen pregnancy has always stirred up a variety of feelings and
    strong viewpoints. It is time for society to handle this issue with compassion
    and understanding rather than stigmatization because it is frequently
    accompanied by judgment and criticism. As we learn more about this issue, it
    becomes evident that tackling teen pregnancy calls for changes to education,
    resource accessibility, and young parents’ support networks

    In the first place, thorough sex education is essential for reducing teen
    pregnancies. Schools should implement a curriculum that accurately explains
    contraception, STIs, and consent rather than relying solely on abstinence-only
    programs, which have been shown to be unproductive. By educating young
    adults about reproductive health, we can help them make responsible choices
    about their sexuality and, potentially, avoid accidental pregnancy

    Access to contraceptives is also crucial for lowering the number of teen
    pregnancies. The issue may be made worse by the fact that many teenage
    females may not have the means or knowledge to access contraceptives. Society
    can ensure that all youth have access to sexual healthcare by eliminating
    obstacles like price, stigma, and demands for parental consent. Giving young

    people easy access to private contraception options shows a commitment to
    putting their wellbeing first while also empowering them.

    However, teen pregnancies will still happen despite the strongest preventative
    measures. In order to support expectant adolescent parents, society must create
    supportive environments. These young people are constantly subjected to
    stereotypes and biases in society, which can impede their capacity to succeed.
    Instead of blaming new parents, it is crucial to have a productive conversation
    about their needs and worries. Schools should implement initiatives to support
    higher education and career training that accommodate parental
    responsibilities, giving young parents the opportunity to reach their full

    Additionally, it’s essential to have a solid support network of friends, family, and
    medical experts to help teenage parents get past the challenges they confront.
    In order to meet the specific needs of new parents, community organizations
    and healthcare providers should provide counseling, parenting support groups,
    and child-rearing services. By creating these networks of support, young people
    will feel more empowered to take care of their lives, ending the cycle of
    dependency and achieving self-sufficiency

    It is not simple to change how society views teen pregnancies, but we can
    change the lives of young parents if we take a more sympathetic and
    understanding stance. Instead of stigmatizing, let’s put an emphasis on
    prevention through thorough sex education and better access to contraceptives.
    As young parents negotiate their school and parenting paths, we also need to
    build an atmosphere that offers them resources, care, and support. By doing
    this, society can promote a culture that values inclusion and empathy while also
    improving the outcomes for teen parents.

    In conclusion, teen pregnancy is a serious problem that necessitates a change in
    how society views it. We can change the way we approach this problem by
    promoting thorough sex education, better access to contraceptives, and young
    parents’ support networks. A more caring and inclusive society will benefit
    everyone when young people are empowered, stigma is eradicated, and
    everyone has the chance to thrive.

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    Lealani Salvatierra, Fun Manager
    Lealani Salvatierra, a senior at Torres High School Renaissance Academy, has been part of Journalism for two years. Entertainment manager incharge of upcoming fun activities for fridays. 
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