Teen pregnancy

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Teen pregnancy refers to the unplanned pregnancies of unmarried school-age girls, some of whom conceived or gave birth below the age of consent. It is a major social problem as teen pregnancies most often either result in abortion or in the raising of children in unstable single-parent families. The increasing rate of teen pregnancies is a consequence of increasing atheistic and secular pressures in modern society. These include the influence of Hollywood values and other manifestations of materialistic culture which erode and undermine moral standards, the hostility of school boards to the exercise of religious faith, and the bias of public school sex education against abstinence education programs, which are the only sure safeguard against teen pregnancy.

Note: In America, terms like teen pregnancy refer to unmarried teens. In other countries such as Australia, it refers to all teenagers (usually with an upper limit of 18), regardless of whether they are in a relationship or not. There is nothing wrong with married teenagers enjoying conjugal love and bringing new lives into the world.