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Statistics show that the rate of birth in teenagers has risen to 200 percent since the 60's, and one out of four women gets pregnant at the age of 18 and half of it will be pregnant by the age of 21.
If this is the case, you must be cautious in educating your children about teen pregnancy.
One of the main reasons is because they believe that the baby will bring changes in their lives like having some friends or getting closer to their families and their boyfriend.
But what they don't know is that having a baby adds more responsibility to their life. Pregnancy is a life changing experience.
You must tell your children that pregnancy is not just a game of playhouse; you must instil in them that pregnancy is not a solution to a problem, or should be used as an excuse for rebellion.
Pregnancy will change their lives for a lifetime.
The number of teenage pregnancies in England and Wales has continued to drop, latest figures show.
Office for National Statistics data show the under-18 conception rate is the lowest since 1969 at 27.9 conceptions per 1,000 women aged 15-17.
This is a drop of 10% on the previous year, but experts say it is not enough to bring the UK in line with other western European countries.
At the same time, the conception rate among women over 35 has been rising.
Since 1990, the conception rate for women aged over 40 has more than doubled from 6.6 to 14 conceptions per 1,000 women.
The data also revealed a continuing rise in the number of pregnancies and births outside marriage.
Many younger women who are choosing to postpone starting their family for a number of reasons - some have not met the right partner, whereas others want to wait until they have greater financial security, a home of their own, or progressed further in their chosen career.
It is important that reproductive healthcare services, whether providing contraception, abortion or maternity care, reflect this shift.
While pregnancy and childbirth for older women may present particular challenges, with some mothers requiring additional support, the answer is to provide the services that they need, rather than attempt to cajole women into having children earlier than they feel is right for them.
While abstinence is the only sure fire way to prevent teen pregnancies, more than half of all teens will have sex anyway.
Because of this, it is important to express the likelihood of getting pregnant if the teens are not using proper protection like condoms and birth control.
Because most public schools are only allowed to discuss abstinence-only sex education, it is up to you to make sure your teens know how to make the smart decisions when it comes to having sex.
It is important for you to teach your children about condom use and birth control.
Education is the best way to help your teen make smart decisions that can prevent issues like unintended teenage pregnancy as well as other serious consequences like sexually transmitted infections and diseases.
If you are a teen, be sure you educate yourself about protecting yourself against unexpected pregnancy.
If you are a parent, remember that it is your responsibility to teach your teen about the dangers of unprotected sexual activity.
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