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90 pregnancies at one high school

 

By James Eng

 

About 90 teenage girls at one public high school in Memphis, Tenn., are either pregnant or have had a baby this school year, according to media reports.

 

Frayser High School has 978 students – 508 of which are girls. That means nearly 18 percent of teen girls at Frayser are either currently pregnant or recently had babies.

 

As a Title One school, Frayser receives federal dollars based on the number of students from low-income families who qualify for free or reduced lunch, according to WMC-TV.

 

Pregnancy is not a new problem for the school, one Frayser graduate says. "When we would come back from summer break, there would be a thousand people pregnant. We were like, what's going on?" Alicia Williamson told KTUU. Williamson graduated from Frayser in 2004. She added, "There were a whole lot of bellies. You had to watch out so you didn't bump into them. Being 2011, I thought a lot of them would have thought this is not the right way to go, having babies during school time.”

 

The news comes as the city plans an initiative to fight teen pregnancy in their community with a nonprofit organization called Girls Inc., which teaches girls about pregnancy prevention.

 

Map: Teen birth rates across the U.S.

 

In Memphis, the teen pregnancy rate is between 15 percent and 20 percent – and in Frayser, the rate is 26 percent, said Deborah Hester Harrison, executive director of Memphis’ Girls Inc. It’s no surprise that Harrison places at least part of the blame on the media, such as the popular MTV shows “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom.”

 

"So much of our society is sexually oriented. As adults we can look at that and it doesn't impact us, but kids are different," Harrison said.

http://fieldnotes.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/01/14/5841767-90-pregnancies-at-one-high-school

 

 

Honestly where the hell are the parenting skills? Talk about terrible parents allowing their children to do this and having nearly 18% of the girls pregnant... that's insane.

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there is a school down the road from where i live where the teen pregnancy problem became so massive that they actually started specialising in dealing with pregnant teenagers. i dont know the actual figures but there was a full class dedicated to serving their needs in grade 11 and 12.

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It is the type of neighborhood you are from. My school had very few pregnancies, but there were schools nearby with lots of pregnancies from lower middle class areas. If a guy just wants me for sex, I do not go out with him. Usually girls from better social classes have higher demands for their guys, such as you must call me, take me somewhere nice, and pay. If a guy just wants sex he lets you know, nothing is hidden so you can dump him. Some guys like this want you to spend money on them, another red flag.

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It is the type of neighborhood you are from. My school had very few pregnancies, but there were schools nearby with lots of pregnancies from lower middle class areas. If a guy just wants me for sex, I do not go out with him. Usually girls from better social classes have higher demands for their guys, such as you must call me, take me somewhere nice, and pay. If a guy just wants sex he lets you know, nothing is hidden so you can dump him. Some guys like this want you to spend money on them, another red flag.

 

Exactly. Most of the people who are blown away by this are people who live in predominantly white middle or upper class areas, where the parents or schools care enough to tell their kids to use a condom.

 

Goes to show how much better it is to preach abstinence over safe sex. Wouldn't want to make condoms available to these kids; it might promote sex! then again, look at Bristol...

 

I wrote a response to this, then I realized you're being sarcastic (I hope).

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It is the type of neighborhood you are from. My school had very few pregnancies, but there were schools nearby with lots of pregnancies from lower middle class areas. If a guy just wants me for sex, I do not go out with him. Usually girls from better social classes have higher demands for their guys, such as you must call me, take me somewhere nice, and pay. If a guy just wants sex he lets you know, nothing is hidden so you can dump him. Some guys like this want you to spend money on them, another red flag.

 

LOL

Well, it's nice to know America's higher social class doesn't suffer from this issue!

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I am not sure if all social classes suffer from this issue but is seams worse in some than others. I did grow up in an upper middle class area and have to deal with single moms from lower social classes and they drive me crazy. Do not become a single mom . Wait till you really want kids. I have no kids and into birth control and pro adoption. I suffered a lot by being picked on by single moms. That is the worst mistake you can make. I saw couples bonded together who are bad for each other because of kids.

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Exactly. Most of the people who are blown away by this are people who live in predominantly white middle or upper class areas, where the parents or schools care enough to tell their kids to use a condom.

 

 

 

I wrote a response to this, then I realized you're being sarcastic (I hope).

 

 

:-) complete sarcasm, I promise!

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By ^^^^^^ I mean most of the posts in the thread with serious reasons why there are many pregnant teens nowadays, not really directed to your post.

 

There's usually a root of why girls or young women want attention/are sluts, not just because, sort of a sarcastic post :nice:

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