The Magnet Tribune
Stay TeenMonday, February 13, 2012 By Elizabeth Flores
Mothers: the only person that understands your stress from your teen problems but now babies are having babies. Beginning the 20 th century teenage pregnancy started being very common, these young mothers walk the streets of Laredo and the world. These teens, or young mothers have to give up homework for a baby, party time for a diaper change, and books for a bottle of milk, everything changes. These years are so different compared to those back then, a big change has happened inside teen minds, and that should be fixed, or at least offered some help. Now a day’s many young girls have sexual intercourse without protection and end up waiting a nine month period for a new member of the family. Girls 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17 get sexually active and get into an unplanned situation where it can increase suffering from health, social, and emotional problems. These girls are afraid to speak up; they wonder what people will think of them. Their just young woman growing up, trying to live life without any problems and everything gives a turn after just one night. Now add the baby, plus the alcohol, drugs, and smoking this can cause a premature birth and other complications. Now the girl having the baby can also be in danger of creating problems for herself, like brain damage or physical disabilities. This is controversial because the girls fear a lot of things, they don’t know what to do, who to go to, and what will happen after. The risk these girls take is that their bodies are not ready to become mothers, and they run many health risks, especially if they are not supervised by a doctor during their pregnancies. They can’t find help or somewhere where they will feel loved. They end up doing their own choices, and nothing gets better. Think about this: are you ready for a selfish and needy baby? Are you ready for the next step of parenthood? If not consider getting protection when having sex. In my stance teen pregnant isn’t a good idea. Nothing is better than living your life as young adults, going to parties, hanging with friends, and having the liberty to do whatever you want. There is ways to prevent pregnancy, either not having sex (this will be 100% effective) or using protection. But if anything happens they should have a backup plan, somewhere or someone they can go to for help, an especial school or organization, somewhere where they know everything will be ok. On the other hand some people don’t even care, they don’t think about the feelings of the teens. They just think “well there not my children”. Does it really matter whose daughter is pregnant? Or what varsity football player is going to be the dad? These people only think about their problems, their children, their life and that isn’t the point. They laugh, point, and make them feel like if they have done a crime. Young parents haven’t done anything bad, they just took the wrong path in their life, but if someone helps them they can make them get back in the rode to a better future. There is nothing wrong to decide to have sexual intercourse at a young age with the person you love; you just have to know prevent futures you will regret. Use protection, talk to a doctor, talk to your partner, and know what you’re going to do if an accident happens. My conclusion is that a teen pregnancy is a big problem not only in Laredo but around the world, and these teens need help. Some place where they don’t have to give up half of their life to bring a new one to the world.