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Teen pregnancy....bleh. People have better things to do than get pregnant. The world is overpopulated enough already.
Personally I dont really think they should have had the choice to keep the baby (as in abortion wise), they are going to have a lot of trouble as they get older. Good luck to them but they are all going to look like siblings and such, the age difference between my parent and I would scare me slightly if I was the child.
Well thats just me.
well I know some women who did have childern when they were 15, and they did very well. Went to school, got jobs, raised their childern. But I understand, alot of them don't make good parents.
When we were in grade 4 they started sex ed. We got to see the birthing video, that scared alot of girls
they had these girls in the same report on the news who are young mothers but now they go into schools and say think about it you know. These parents do some fast growing up, they realise it's about their kids now even when they miss all the usual teenage things. I know someone who had a child at a young age and now she's at college and I've heard similar stories.
I think at some point we were told how it works, but it was all left to books and videos and nothing was spelled out. Like, ways you definetly can get pregnant and ways you can't. Loads of the myths are believed because school kids don't get told the ins and outs properly. We saw a birthing video when we were about 10/11 and the class below us watched it too who were younger. At the catholic school near my old high school they showed a graphic video of what happened when an abortion was done.
It just depresses me, it taints it, it makes it even more of a taboo.
Fair play to the boy for saying he'll stick by the girl, but in a few years I reckon he'll start to regret it when he realises he's missing out on so much when all his friends are going out and enjoying being teenagers but he's obliged to look after his child. I reckon the girl will feel the same way too. And I think a lot of the responsibility will fall on their parents, as they won't have much "life experience" so they'll still have a lot to learn and they'll need their parents to teach them. And with school and things, the kids aren't going to be at home all the time to look after the baby so the grandparents will have to take over the job of looking after the baby (unless they decide to get a childminder or w/e). I think the fact that they both ended up as parents so young just proves they've got a lot to learn, because clearly they don't know anything about contraception, unprotected sex, or the implications of bringing a child into the world.
Who knows though, they could make brilliant parents.
We had virtually no sex ed at school, we had one afternoon at primary school about puberty which was basically like "You hit puberty. If you're a girl you get boobs and periods, for your periods you can use pads or tampons. If you're a boy your voice breaks." and that was pretty much it. In year 7 we had a woman from Proctor and Gamble (I think) come in and talk to us more about periods and hormones and stuff, and then we got given free pads which just got stuck on the walls around school. And in either year 7 or 8 we had a "label the parts of the reproductive organs" and "this is a condom and how to put one on" lesson, which was useful, but didn't really give us any information about other types of contraception or what happens when you don't use contraception (STDs and things). So yeah, near enough everything I know is stuff I've found out myself, because I was just like "I don't want to end up pregnant or diseased, how do I stop that from happening?" haha.
We have no sex ed...at all. We have the "video" and all it is is "you're a girl. you're going to have your period soon, go buy some tampons. also you need to take a shower everyday and shave."
yeah, that helps.
oh, we had a unit on sex in science last year, but it was like the science-y stuff, all about chromosomes and stuff like that.
Apparently some 16yr old boy has come out of the woodwork now saying HE may be the father! sheesh... To be honest I hope he is, it would save the 13yr old boy hopefully and maybe wake him up!!
geeeze, through in a love triangle now.
In Canada, religious schools(catholic schools) have the highest teen birth rates...no sex ed
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this is a crazy sex ed video
I reckon he just wants in on the media frenzy to be honest. If the same situation had happened but he hadn't been all over the papers he most likely wouldn't have wanted to know.
you know you have a point
Yeah, thats probably true.
another boy has come out claiming he could be the father... so that's 3 possible fathers now.
i feel sorry for the mother.
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