Talk:Teen pregnancy

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I'm concerned about the "there is nothing wrong with..." line. I am uncomfortable with the suggestion that we advocate young teens getting marriage. Many statistics show that regardless of religion or background, few teen marriages survive, just do to 1) the immaturity of the two participants, and 2) the very real economic demands of today's society. Perhaps the line might be better with something "while teen marriage is defiantly better than having sex as an unmarried couple, it is wise to wait, if possible" or something.... I'm not good with the words, of course. --JeanJacques 20:12, 18 November 2008 (EST)

Curious, in Australia 19 year-olds aren't teenagers? Human 21:58, 18 November 2008 (EST)

They are, but when the tabloids run stories about them they usually list 13-18 as "teen mothers" and 18-25 as "young mothers". It's all to do with the whole adult/child thing (over 18 is legally an adult) and whether it makes any difference about the mother being 17 or 18 (it doesn't really). That said, 19 year olds are teenage mothers, so it was a flaw on my part.
I'm curious about why in the USA teenagers in a relationship are not considered teenagers :P NormanS 23:14, 18 November 2008 (EST)

Abstinence versus abstinence education

The article states: "...abstinence education programs, which are the only sure safeguard against teen pregnancy." As stated, that's simply not true. Abstinence would be a sure safeguard against teen pregnancy, but abstinence education programs have been demonstrated time and again not to work. Okay if I change the wording slightly? PaulBurnett 23:08, 6 August 2009 (EDT)