How do we curb the numbers of unwed mothers—they could possibly be our children in the future? Read on for some pointers on sex talk and morality. Also featured in the article are young ladies recounting how they learnt about sex and teen pregnancy from their parents.
Teenage pregnancy is a hot-button issue that keeps bubbling to the surface every few years. In 2003, a state of the family survey in Singapore brought teenage pregnancy to the limelight. The survey revealed that in 2002, 849 teenagers in Singapore were pregnant. That same year there was 1,626 teenage abortions. Now, a recent spate of headlines - teen star Jamie Lynn Spears' pregnancy, the film Juno, the 17 girls pregnancy pact at an US high school - has adults and the media all worked up again.