Teen pregnancy

Dear Editor:I am currently a student at Warren High School, and as an adolescent, I am learning about sex and contraceptives more and more. I am noticing the increasing numbers of teen pregnancies in our schools. In my past four years at Warren, I've noticed that every year the age of pregnant girls keeps lowering and lowering. There are many factors to this problem, such as: lack of parental guidance, lack of education and lack of responsibilities as an individual. We should open the doors of our school to more open communication about sex and contraceptives. Today's adolescents tend to believe everything is simple when they don't know the consequences or responsibilities of being sexually active. I believe it is our duty as residents of this city to inform our youth of the possibilities of pregnancy. We should open up about giving out condoms and teach the consequences of pregnancy and STDs. - Lyanne Lares, Downey

********** Published: December 18, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 35