What's your say about :
1. Teen Sex?
2. Teen Pregnancy?
What's your say about :
"...Sometimes you have to let go, just to see if there's anything worth holding on to..."
I think you are going to open one can of worms with this one.
Like circumsions everyone is going to have different views on this topic.
I guess teens are going to try stuff out and somtimes there is nothing the parents can do to stop them. Depending on the person and if they have made a choice to wait to they are older or a are wanitng to have sex striaght away. Its up to the induvial involed i guess.
IF teens are going to be having sex they should be awear that things can happen. I personaly could not imagine what it would be like to be a dad at 16 or so. You had you whole life ahead and you end up being a dad for the sake of not using a condom.
BUT i guess know matter how much they are tought there is always that one time we things happen and in the heat of the moment things are goning to happen and not always are they prepared.
We all have choices to make and my choice was not to have sex in my teenage years, but thats me and I know everyone will voice their opnions as well.
Originally Posted By: GreywolfWhat's your say about :
1. Teen Sex?
2. Teen Pregnancy?
First, before I give my opinions on either, I want to remind you that they are just that: my opinions.
#1 - Are you married? I'm not sure how I stand on this yet, but I think I don't believe in premarital sex. But other than that, if not: are you totally committed through whatever happens as a result of having sex? I doubt it. Are you ready for the consequences? (STDs, pregnancy, etc. - what about that slim chance the condom doesn't work? The chance may not be that high, but it does happen! Not to mention, there is improper use of a condom) Teen sex: I say no.
#2 - Teen pregnancy. So ...you had sex. Now you're pregnant. Is this troubling? If it isn't, I must be crazy. But you had sex, whether you knew the risks or not. And I'd assume you didn't fully understand the risks, or consequences. I hate to sound mean, but whose fault is it that you're pregnant? If you weren't raped (and I certainly hope that you weren't), and you chose to have sex, it's your responsibility. Bad decision. If you can't fully commit to the relationship you're in, be 100% responsible for any consequences, and fully understand those consequences and other risks, why did you have sex in the first place? (I hate to sound mean, but I'm being blunt about this. It it what it is.)
Personally, I am pro-life, and against abortions (certain circumstances excluded). I'm sorry to say it, but if you're a teenager, you most likely won't be able to care for this baby the way a stable, responsible adult couple would. But maybe with help from parents and the like you could, but what would that do to your education? Where would that leave you? I think that you still have it, but put it up for adoption. It will at least give it a chance at life, unlike if you got an abortion. It would allow the baby to be raised by someone capable of raising a child, capable of giving it a good life. Sorry, but the chances are if you're a teenage girl in high school and you're pregnant, you (and your partner hopefully!) just won't be able to support this baby and give it the life it deserves.
Once again: PERSONAL OPINIONS. Please don't take this to heart! They are my OPINIONS, nothing more.
I may sound mean when talking about these things, but I feel it's better to be blunt than to beat around the bush, or sugarcoat things. This is life.
Originally Posted By: stiffyI think you are going to open one can of worms with this one.
Oh, definitely. But people (myself included ^_^) can't resist stating their opinions. I think it's a good thing, as long as things don't get out of hand. It's nice to be able to voice your personal opinions once in a while; let others here how you personally feel about things.
If the two people are willing to face the possible responsibilities from having sex then it is fine with me.
it's unusual over here not to have sex at at least 14 and it's EXTREMELY unusual if you're not pregnant lol it's not even funny and really sad. this generation has issues. I have 3 friends under 18 who have a child and at least 9 of them have had sex already. I'm such an oddball to them. but if I ever got pregnant or even had sex my parents wouldn't disown me. oh no. they'd beat the blackness off me and keep me locked up till I finished high school and/or college. my sister and I know better
"Isso é como nós latinas/meninas pretas fazemos. Vá ou flua.. ya digg?"
I'll throw my oppinions in, nothing better to do
Teen Sex - Personally, no problem with it, although it depends on the people. If the people involved are aware of the risks (which they should be by 14-15 anyhow), and its what they want, let 'em. As already said, its natural to experiment at that kinda age as long as your careful and smart about what your doing.
Teen Pregnancy - Again, depends on the people involved. Mostly though this would be a situation that occur between 2 irrisponsable people flaunting the risks and snuffing the advice they had been given. If they know how to have sex they know its how babies are made so if their heads were screwed on would sex minus protection is not smart.
Ultimately its up to the individual what they want, if they want a baby at 16, let 'em. Its their life and by that kinda age they should be responsable enough to live with their decisions, they will have no choice but to...
I don't know how it is in other parts of the world, but the typical 16-year-old American is not mature enough to raise a baby. It's not impossible, but it's very difficult, and it's a ticket to many years of economic hardship, unless one of young parents' families is wealthy.
<i>Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.</i> -- MLK
You sure come down hard on the teen mother. What about the father?
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