Teen Pregnancy: what are we doing wrong?

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    Putting Teen Pregnancy in Perspective | The Nation

     
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    Considering the fact that girls are reaching physical maturity much earlier than past generations, the fact that teen pregnancies are still lower is a feat in and of itself.

    But, we do need more work.
     
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    one is attempting to teach teenagers.....they drive fast and live fast and this is part of it....i am simply happy my son has no unplanned offspring...as much as i would like grandkids....i dont want them that way....but he is too dependent on the woman to use birth control....not that he tells me this...but i think most men are that way
     
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    i taught sex ed in public schools for years......the ignorance of the parents is amazing and they do not want the kids to know anymore than they do...i was continually reported by parents for being honest...it is hard to teach sex ed and not discuss sex
     
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    70% of black children are raised without a father.
    Black teen pregnancy has been historically double compared to white teens..in the 1990's it almost reached 25%!!! 1 in 4!!
    Today it is still better than 1 in 10.

    In blacks, it is two things - an amoral culture. And girls without fathers.
    I have a 21 year old daughter. When she was a teenager she of course had several boy friends. I watched everything like a hawk. I did what most fathers did...I intimidated the boyfriends to the point they could barely talk to me without sweating. I wanted them nervous, I wanted them to know that at no point did my daughter belong to them - she belonged to me.

    White girls, I have always wanted to know the relation to the number of pregnancies to the number of white girls without a father in the home also.
    Consider a study done in 1995 that showed that 97% of all girls who stated that their father was in the home said that their relationship with their father contributed to their decisions about sexual activity.
    This same study showed that white girls are FIVE times more likely to be a teen mother in a single parent home than with both parents.

    Source: Whitehead, Barbara Dafoe. "Facing the Challenges of Fragmented Families." The Philanthropy Roundtable 9.1 (1995): 21.
     
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    it seems some black young men want to do nothing but reproduce without responsibility
     
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    Why is it a big deal that we have higher teen pregnancy rates than European countries?
     
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    They are basically feral.
    Children need a father, just the same as they need a mother.
     
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    i would be careful knocking single mothers....real careful
     
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    From the OP:

    "increased immigration from nations where teen pregnancy is more the norm."

    I may also add that these "nations" (Mexico), have a deeply Roman Catholic base which niether approves of contraception NOR, certainly, abortion.

    Interestingly, whilst I remain a Pagan, Delilah and the slaves (The Girl is still in training) are Catholics. When the Older Slave began to show great interest in girls, despite the advantages of having a fairly good breeding stock to increase my slaveholdings, I equipped him with the appropriate protection.

    On the downside, I'll have to go get the mail myself in a few years.:(
     

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