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Please help me explain why teen pregnancy is controversial.  See my explanation...

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anac1295 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted August 24, 2011 at 11:03 AM via web

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Please help me explain why teen pregnancy is controversial.  See my explanation below.

for my exmaples i wrote the draawback on teen pregnancy about the loss of education, financial crisis, and deppresion but i dont know how to say that its controversial i think it is because some people dont think its a teenagers right to be educated about se xbut how does that fit in i dont know how to do a essay and say the examples

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted August 24, 2011 at 11:13 AM (Answer #1)

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I would argue that teen pregnancy is not really controversial in the United States.  No one really thinks that teen pregnancy is a good thing.  What is controversial is what should be done to try to prevent teen pregnancy.

As you imply in your comments, the major issue is whether or what teens should be taught about sex.  One side of the debate wants teens to be taught how to avoid pregnancy and STDs, but assumes that the teens are likely to have sex.  The other side of the debate believes that sex education programs should only teach abstinence and how to avoid having sex.

Sex education and prevention of teen pregnancy has become part of the broader culture wars in America.  This is why this is controversial topic.

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