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Gresh 1 Casey Gresh Engl 101, Sec 1421 October 28, 2008 Meredith Norris Society’s Children For seventeen years I had been brought up believing that there was an order to living. That order consisted of completing school and graduating college, finding and keeping a well-paying job, meeting, falling in love with, and marrying the man of my dreams, and finally starting a family. That was how my parents did it, that was how their parents did it, and that was how my sister and I were to do it. After seventeen years of living and breathing one way of life, the order was significantly altered. Without even finishing step one my sister had become pregnant, putting the whole family’s way of living on pause. All of a sudden, we had to reinvent our system of living and reestablish our beliefs to fit this alteration to the order into our lives. Pregnancy refers to the condition a woman is in when she carries one or more offspring in her womb, or uterus. What is generally an indisputable definition turns into a controversial topic once the circumstances of whether or not the condition was intended come into play. A planned pregnancy typically consists of a married couple or lifetime partners preparing themselves for their upcoming event of childbirth and subsequent events of raising a child. Through sociology, society accepts this condition as a way of increasing the population, adding into it what could potentially benefit or even lead it. An unplanned pregnancy is usually the result of some sort of contraceptive that malfunctioned during sexual intercourse or failure to use contraception; “one in five teens who are currently sexually active and at risk of unintended pregnancy are not using any contraception” (Moore). Almost half of the total pregnancies in the United States are not planned, that is unintended, and seventy-six percent of that happen to women in their twenties and teens (Unplanned Pregnancy). Even so, teen pregnancy is becoming more and more prevalent in this country. Those who study and are interested in psychology and sociology may take this
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Gresh 2 obvious occurrence into consideration. How does society affect the probability of teen pregnancy occurring and the results that follow? Approximately one year and ten months ago my sister conceived who is now my one-year old little nephew Jesse Zachary. She was almost seventeen years old and had no committed relationship to speak of with the father. Perhaps if she had been in a relationship with him, she would not have become pregnant. It appears as though teenagers or people in general are more careful regarding sexual intercourse if they actually have some sort of commitment to their partner. This may be why the majority of children resulting from unplanned pregnancies are born to unmarried mothers (Unplanned Pregnancy). Nevertheless, is society more accepting of pregnancy when it is within partners who have a public
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