I’ve found out that the number one thing that leads to teenage pregnancy is lack of self-esteem. I’ve observed that majority of the girls had no good fatherly treatment. They were searching for male attention, and when they finally got that attention, they drowned themselves in it. The problem is that most times, the guys only wanted se x and were telling the girls what they wanted to hear. These girls even put up with guys that beat them up, just as long as they are nice to them once in a while. As soon as the girls became pregnant, the guys run away. Some girls actually wanted to get pregnant, saying that they just wanted someone who would love them…and they knew that a child would love them unconditionally.
If you are a girl searching for a boy or a baby to make you feel better about yourself…please stop.. Okay?.. Nobody will ever be a better friend to you than you will be to yourself. Nobody will ever love you more than you love yourself. Nobody will ever respect you more than you respect yourself. Here are some4Tips to Help you Avoid Getting Pregnant:
1. Learn how to say “No” to anything you feel uncomfortable with.
Whether it’s refusing to have a boyfriend, have any kind of physical contact, have s ex or have se x without protection. There is nothing wrong with standing up for yourself. The only 100% safe way to avoid pregnancy is to not have s ex, so you shouldn’t feel stupid for not wanting to do the wrong thing.
2. Don’t give in to peer pressure. Many teenagers and even youths do feel left behind when their friends start to have boyfriends, or start having se x. Those who have started to do these things early can often talk about it enough to make others feel left out. However, if you stand your ground and wait until you know you are ready, you will be glad you did.
Believe me, many of your peers will regret their choices in time. Others could even be lying. Don’t just start having se x because other people are.
3. Know what will and won’t result in pregnancy. Always arm yourself with the facts and lower your chances of pregnancy the safe, and smart way.
Unprotected vaginal s ex has the highest chances of resulting in pregnancy. Male sperm fertilizes the female egg, resulting in the growth of a fetus. Unprotected se x also carries a high risk of disease and infection.
Pulling out carries some risk of pregnancy. This is because some sperm may be released in the male’s pre-seminal fluid, or simply because the male doesn’t pull out quickly enough. However, cond oms work more effectively than pulling out
4. Always use protection. The best thing to do is to talk about contraception choices with your partner before having s ex, as there are many choices such as the birth control pill, condoms and spermicide.
If you aren’t comfortable enough with your partner to talk to him or her about protection, you aren’t ready to have se x with them. Make sure that you are fully educated about the effectiveness of all of the different types of birth control before making a decision.
If you are in doubt about your best options, visit your doctor.