Gloucester Girls Gone Wild

Gloucester Girls Gone Wild

Juan Carlos Cornejo
Professor Cooper
English 1A
September 20, 2010

Summary of “Suddenly Teen Pregnancy Is Cool?”
When a celebrity teen gets pregnant, people wonder how a nice and conscientious teen gets pregnant out of wedlock. In Cathy Gulli’s article “Suddenly Teen Pregnancy Is Cool?” from Maclean’s Magazine published in Canada, Gulli shows the rise in pregnancies of teenage girls from fifteen to seventeen years old. With the movies and television displaying under aged teens getting pregnant makes yesterday’s stigma on teen mothers a “no big deal”.   Statistics from both the United Sates and the United Kingdom shows a jump of underage teens getting pregnant in the last three years. With the rise in numbers, more “feminist motherhood movement” supports the efforts of these young teens. From new family structures and society views on greater issues makes these new motherhood teens capable on having both adolescents and motherhood. With all of these factors and many more ways of avoiding getting pregnant there seems to be no real reason for this to be happening.
Today’s movies and television shows display teen pregnancy is a part of everyday culture and is not seen as a real issue.   As more teens are getting pregnant, it becomes more socially acceptable and the media depicts it as not a big deal.   But statistical data is showing a big rise for the first time in fifteen years.   The two countries with the highest jump are both the United States and the United Kingdom.   In a time, when there are many ways not to get pregnant the numbers are climbing higher and higher.   There is no real reason for the climb, however most experts think that this is just a “blip” the numbers will soon fall.   Others think that old abstinence only programs are the reason for the rise in teen pregnancy. Others think it is in a much deeper level.
Celebrities that show it’s easy to be a teen and a mother fool young teens that it is simple.   Also non-traditional families that...

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