Teen Pregnancy Argumentative Essay by hicaliber

Teen Pregnancy
A discussion on the issue of teen pregnancies in the United States.
# 93549 | 2,099 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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The paper discusses how, although there is more recent evidence that the teen birth rate is declining, there is still ample evidence that it is a serious problem in American culture, and specifically as an aspect or concern of family and reproduction. The writer argues that children need better education, relevant to the cultural context in which they live, where sexual activity outside of marriage is not only accepted but also encouraged by our society, both directly and indirectly. The paper examines how society can circumvent personal morals and decrease the teen pregnancy rate, in a climate where sexual images and ideas are prevalent in the media.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Caldas, Stephen J. "Teen Pregnancy: Why It Remains a Serious Social, Economic, and Education Problem in the U.S." Phi Delta Kappan 75.5 (1994): 402+. Questia. 7 Apr. 2006 <http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5000177804>.
  • East, Patricia L., and Marianne E. Felice. Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting Findings from a Racially Diverse Sample. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1996. Questia. 7 Apr. 2006 <http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=23623193>.
  • Harris, Kathleen Mullan. Teen Mothers and the Revolving Welfare Door. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1997. Questia. 7 Apr. 2006 <http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=100575404>.
  • Kelly, Deirdre M. Pregnant with Meaning Teen Mothers and the Politics of Inclusive Schooling. New York: Peter Lang, 2000. Questia. 7 Apr. 2006 <http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=37748316>.
  • Pillow, Wanda S. Unfit Subjects: Educational Policy and the Teen Mother. New York: RoutledgeFalmer, 2004. Questia. 7 Apr. 2006 <http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=108770360>.

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