The number of teen pregnancies is increasing in our society. This is a very disturbing condition for the parents and the society as well. Here are the major reasons for the rise of teenage pregnancy in our society.
Many people feel under pressure to have sex because of peer pressure. Now people are having sex much earlier than those in the previous generations. Sometimes, when teenagers don’t have any sexual relationship, they are being bullied by their friend. Teenagers of age between 15 and 16 years old usually have sex.
Cultural and social changes
In the previous generations, people used to spend lots of time on dates. They used to take time to know each other before getting into a physical relationship. But now couples go into physical relationships quickly.
Many teenagers have poor education regarding sex. They believe is certain myths like they can’t get pregnant the first time you have sex or they can’t get pregnant if they are in certain sexual positions, and so on. They also don’t know the availability of contraception. For this, they often get pregnant.
Many teenagers try alcohol at an early age. They get drunk and have unprotected sex. Drinking is illegal under the age of 18; teenagers still drink at a very young age.
These factors cause more teenage pregnancy now. We should give sex education to these teenagers so that they don’t ruiin their life by getting pregnant at such an early stage of their life.