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Old 01-16-2011, 12:58 PM   #1
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Memphis High School Dealing with Pregnancy Boom

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Teen pregnancy epidemic hits Memphis high school - WMC-TV 5 - Memphis, TN

Ninety students who attend Frayser High School in Memphis are currently pregnant or have already had a baby this year. The stunning number means nearly 11 percent of the school's approximately 800 students are already experiencing the trials of parenthood.
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:24 PM   #2
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Reminds me of my old high school. I don't think we had 90 pregnant/had a baby students in one year but it definitely seemed like it. Everywhere you looked you'd see a pregnant girl. Before classes started they'd hang out together too, there'd be one group of like 10-15 girls who either had big stomachs or had recently had a baby and all they would talk about is their kids and stuff like where to buy what and etc. I used to know one girl who had 2 kids by the time she became a senior. My school used to offer free condoms to try and help but even if kids took the condoms I doubt they used them, just because sex is better without it.
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:39 PM   #3
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When there is no shame in these actions then this what you get. They also probably heard the goverment will give you money to suport the child and buy things. I'd bet 90 to 99% of these girls come from sgl parent families. I can't believe this can happen today with all the social programs to keep this from happening.
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I can see it now. their add campaign will be "Just Call Me Ho" instead of "Just Say No".
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:53 PM   #5
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Wow, there was one teen pregnancy in my entire four years in high school. I wonder why there's such a disparity from school to school.
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:15 PM   #6
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When there is no shame in these actions then this what you get. They also probably heard the goverment will give you money to suport the child and buy things. I'd bet 90 to 99% of these girls come from sgl parent families. I can't believe this can happen today with all the social programs to keep this from happening.
Sounds like we need some more social programs asap!!!

I dont really get what shame has to do with it though. Should sex ed try to cast more shame in teaching about sex?

I remembering playing a away basketball game against TC Williams in HS and it seemed like half the girls in the stands had babies.
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:10 PM   #7
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When there is no shame in these actions then this what you get. They also probably heard the goverment will give you money to suport the child and buy things. I'd bet 90 to 99% of these girls come from sgl parent families. I can't believe this can happen today with all the social programs to keep this from happening.
It's also a shame when there are religious groups and "moral" people who oppose sex education or prohibit things like condoms or birth control pill. In the end, a lot of this happens because of ignorance, and if our political system would do something about it, instead of having the petty arguments that you and I just had, things would be better.
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I didn't realize there were so many teen pregnancy experts on the warpath!
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Teaching abstinence doesn't work, that's why there's a boom in teen pregnancy. An expert told me that.
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It's also a shame when there are religious groups and "moral" people who oppose sex education or prohibit things like condoms or birth control pill. In the end, a lot of this happens because of ignorance, and if our political system would do something about it, instead of having the petty arguments that you and I just had, things would be better.
If you read the article they give away condoms. When Iwas in school they did not give out condoms and they did not have mich is any sex education and we did not have these problems. You really think these girls are getting knock up and then finding out that having sex is the reason. They have more programs in school then ever before but the problem is worse. Maybe we are in need ofmore morals but we can't have that in public schools.
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If you read the article they give away condoms.
THose dam moral people always causing touble.
My point was that each side of the political spectrum accuses the other side, while ignoring the problem in general (like your accusation of social programs and my example of what someone in the left would comment regarding this situation).
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My point was that each side of the political spectrum accuses the other side, while ignoring the problem in general (like your accusation of social programs and my example of what someone in the left would comment regarding this situation).
I don't see it that way. One side wants to do things one way and the other feels their way is better or the correct way. We then end up with something in the middle.
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