Presentation on theme: "Are You prepared for the Consequences? How many teen girls get pregnant each year? Nearly 1,000,000 teen girls get pregnant each year. Nearly 4 out of."— Presentation transcript:
How many teen girls get pregnant each year? Nearly 1,000,000 teen girls get pregnant each year. Nearly 4 out of 10 young women get pregnant at least once before they turn 20. Each year the Federal Government (taxpayers) alone spend about $40 billion to help families that began with a teenage birth.
You can’t get pregnant the first time, right? Wrong. Teen girls can get pregnant the first time they have sex, and every time after that. A couple that does not use birth control has an 85 percent chance of pregnancy within one year.
Do most teens choose to raise the child and get married when they find out they’re pregnant? In 1960, only 15% of teen births were to unmarried teens. In 2000, 79% of teen births were to unmarried teens.
Who are the fathers, and where are they now? Nearly 40% of the fathers of children born to teen mothers are age 20 or older. Only 20% of the fathers marry the teen mothers of their first children. On average, the remaining 80% pay less than $800 annually for child support.
Do the teen girls who get pregnant keep their babies? Just over one-half of all pregnancies to teens aged 19 or younger end in births. Thirty percent of teen pregnancies end in abortion and 14% end in miscarriage.
Some things to think about Just because you think “everyone is doing it,” does not mean they are. You are in charge of your own life. Don’t let anyone pressure you into having sex. Sex won’t make him yours, and a baby won’t make him stay. Not ready to be someone’s father? It’s simple; Use protection every time or don’t have sex. Thinking “it won’t happen to me” is stupid.
Can you get pregnant if you use birth control? Yes. Even if used perfectly, all methods of birth control have a failure rate, ranging from.05% for Norplant to 9% for the sponge and calendar rhythm. The only way to make 100% sure that you won’t get pregnant or get someone pregnant is to not have sex.
Facts on Abstinence NOT everybody is doing it. Most teens who have had sex wish they would have waited. Teens say they should be given a strong abstinence message. Teens do not think it is embarrassing to say they are virgins. Teen males’ approval of premarital sex is declining. College freshmen are less likely to approve of casual sex.
1. True or False: Most high school students are having sex.
False It is estimated now that almost 50% of teens are engaging in sex.
What is the only 100% way to prevent teen pregnancy?
Lesson Plan Subject: This can be used from 8 th to 12 th grade. Unit: Any current events or sociology class. General goal: The goal will be to inform the students of the consequences of having sex. The students will make their own decisions; however, this will reinforce those who do not want to have sex. We should also be stressing the importance of abstinence. Concepts: 1. The students will be familiar with statistics 2. They will be familiar with the terms abstinence, abortion, child support, and safe sex. 3. An understanding that they will have to live with their decisions forever (Responsibility). Specific Objectives: 1. Make them aware of how dangerous teen sex is. 2. Make them aware that it can change your entire life. 3. Stress the importance of abstinence. 4. Have them thinking about the statistics and how the consequences will immediately affect them. Activities: * Have each student write a one page paper on how the lesson might effect their lives. Is there something that surprised you? Is there anything about the lesson you do not agree with? Lastly, would you be interested in joining a group of your peers in an abstinence group? Evaluation: The paper will be graded on grammar and how much effort the student put forth. There will be more importance stressed in the message, rather than the grade.