90 Pregnant Teens in ONE High School - Another Pregnancy Pact or a Lack of Sex Education


Are the 90 pregnant teenage girls that attend Frayser high school in Memphis Tennessee a pregnancy pact or a lack of sex education? How in the world can 90 teenage girls all become pregnant or have a baby in one school year all in one high school without someone noticing that something just is not right?

Statistically Speaking

In 2009 the teen pregnancy rate in the zip code of Memphis that currently has 90 pregnant teenagers or recently had a baby was only significantly lower than the current rate. In 2009 only 39 out of 1,000 teens had a baby or was pregnant that year. The statistics more than doubled in the 2010-2011 school year.

Why is the Teen Pregnancy Rate so High

No one can pin point a specific reason as to why the teenage pregnancy rate is so high in one high school. However, once again the media comes to attention. Are TV shows like “16 and Pregnant” or “Teen Mom” to blame? Perhaps some teen girls who read magazines like “OK” read all the recent stories about the teen moms from the TV shows and wondered if they could get a ton of money for selling their story or maybe even join the cast of one of the shows.

What Frayser High School Is Doing About the Pregnancy Epidemic

Obliviously, it is too late for anyone to do anything about 90 teenage girls who are already pregnant or new mom’s but a program has been developed to try and prevent teen pregnancy. It’s called “No Baby!” the program is designed to teach teenage girls to say no to sex. Hopefully the program will be successful.

Sources: http://www.wmctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=13833438



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