Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 1 month ago

Why are teenage pregnancies more common than teenage marriages?

5 Answers

  • Justin
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
    Favourite answer

    There are actually fewer teenage pregnancies than in the 1950's, but most of them were inside marriages since young women often married before the age of twenty and started a family. Today, most teenage pregnancies occur outside of marriage and the pressure to get married and 'legitimize' the child no longer exists. The stigma surrounding illegitimate births has been effectively removed. 

    Society has greatly suffered for it from a breakdown of traditional family and community and the absence of important protections for the honor of women, the removal of the ethical training of children inside important social roles, and the open slander of sacred morality once firmly held inside genuine religion and reinforced through expected Church attendance and charitable works. 

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Teen marriage requires parental consent. Getting knocked up doesn't. 

  • 1 month ago

    Marriages are easier to control than sex.  The latter takes only a few minutes whereas the first has to go via the courts.  A long and laborious exercise.


  • 1 month ago

    Cause it's easier to get them into bed than a courthouse.

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  • rodcom
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Because we no longer live in an age where a pregnant teen is forced to get married by her parents.

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