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The major issues with teenage pregnancy, people all over the world are asking “how do we prevent it?” There are many ways to prevent teen pregnancy, but it has people wondering if it is helping. To help prevent teen pregnancy they have abstinence grants, prevention programs, free birth control, and programs to make teens more aware. Teen pregnancy rates have gone down, but it seems like everywhere people turn there is another teenager pregnant. It not only affects the baby, but the teen mother, father, their families, and even society. It affects them all negatively and positively, but more negatively. Yes, babies are an amazing thing in life but teen moms are more likely to drop out of school, and their babies are more likely to have birth defects.
Teen moms cost the United States taxpayers billions of dollars because of the lost tax revenue, public assistance payments, and more spending for public health care, foster care, and criminal justice services (Teen Pregnancy and Childbearing). Who wants to pay taxes for someone else’s mistakes? In addition to the teen mo…