Teen Pregnancy

Teen Pregnancy - Anna Tate RHET 2100 Dr. Houndsbury October...

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Anna Tate RHET 2100 Dr. Houndsbury October 12, 2003 Teen Pregnancy For teens the word "pregnancy" can be very scary if you are still in school and dependant on others. The teen pregnancy rates were at its highest peak in 1996. In 1996, there were 880,170 girls that became pregnant in the United State that ranged in ages from 15-19 and in 2000 there were over 477,509. Washington DC had the lowest pregnancy rate with California having the highest in 1996. There is no certain cause or cure for teen pregnancies, but there are ways of reducing the occurrences of them. Many government and community actions are being taken in hopes of reducing the percentage rates. The main causes of teen pregnancy include the use of alcohol and peer pressure from their friends, family problems, and the fact that teens are not well educated about having sex. Many teens today mainly care about "fitting in" and being "popular". Many teens go to extremes to hang out with a certain group of people who they call friends. Some of these extremes include drinking and the use of drugs. Most the girls who get drunk
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