November 16, 2011
Sexually active teenagers, in America, are a big problem we must look at. A question that comes to minds of teenagers everywhere is when to have sex. Our Catholic teachings, instruct us to wait until we are in love or married to have sex. Not only is the church preaching abstinence, but now public schools are also teaching students on the advantages of abstinence. Premarital sex is a growing, and important issue. Premarital sex is usually the cause of sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, and deep, emotions of regret.
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Teens often think that pregnancy just cannot happen to them, yet teen pregnancy grows each year and isn’t going to stop. Carelessness is the significant factor in teen pregnancy, whether it’s one party or both. Teens just use different forms of contraceptives and birth control incorrectly. Teens in most cases do not have the maturity to choose a life partner that they will grow old with they just pick a random school mate and end up having a unplanned baby by them. Many of unplanned pregnancies happen because of the lack of knowledge. Some teenagers just do not realize either how easy it is to become pregnant, or how to correctly use birth control. Some other teens actually believe they are in love and actually plan to have a baby, but do not have knowledge of the finances involved.
Lastly, premarital sex can be a great emotional factor on teen’s lives. Many teens feel deep emotional regret with their involvement in early intercourse. Some teens may not feel the emotional regret now but when time goes by and long-term effects start to be recognized, either by their unplanned children, or by diseases, the regret can hit with depression or low self esteem. In fact, a...