Teen Pregnancy in ‘Murica
If you browse around this website enough and read the comments on the two most popular pages: Top 10 Teen Pregnancy Myths and How to Tell Your Girlfriend is Pregnant, you’ll quickly realize that many, many teenagers are lacking much more than a simple understanding of what can and can’t cause a pregnancy. They are down right confused.
It seems as if teenage boys are in disbelief they can get a girl pregnant their first time having sex, if they only enter their “p” into their “v” for 15 seconds or less, or if they had a really good excuse to have unprotected sex, there is no way they will get the girl pregnant. Teenage girls often suffer from similar delusional thoughts.
People naturally tend to believe what they want to believe, regardless of fact or fiction. This infographic from Online Ultrasound Schools puts the facts into perspective on just how many teens in good ol ‘Murria (the United States) becomes pregnant each year.
Don’t think you’re special and don’t become a stat on next year’s infographic. If you are going to have sex, use two forms of birth control or stay abstinent. The choice is up to you, but don’t you dare think playing “just the tip” protects your virginity and reduces your chances of getting pregnant.
Don’t care and just want to have reckless sex and maybe even want to have a kid as a teen? Your life, your call. But, as this study shows, teen mothers complete high school or attain a GED at a rate of only 66%. Also, a child born to a teenage mother is 50% more likely to repeat a grade in school and is more likely to perform poorly on standardized tests and drop out before finishing high school.
Teen Pregnancy in America – Facts Figures and Trends – An infographic by the team at OnlineUltraSoundSchool.com