I just found out that my 16 year old cousin is pregnant by her 16 year old boyfriend of only a few months. The family met him at Christmas, and I guess it didn't take them long to get a little too friendly.
I cannot believe how stupid she is! She should definitely know better considering she has had to suffer in the same type of enviornment because her mother got pregnant when she was only 16 as well. I guess you can say it runs in the family.
Maybe it is just me or something, but I absolutely have no sympathy for these little 15, 16, 17, etc. year olds who get pregnant, because obviously you think you're old and mature enough to handle having sex, but did you ever realize that it takes about $135,000 a year to raise a baby, and needless to say, neither of these kids have a job, so fuck. Now both of their futures are ruined and they are not even graduated from High School yet.
Just hearing this news makes me so thankful I did not grow up in that type of environment. I really know that I probably should be sympathetic, but I'm sorry, I can't be. Stupidity pays for itself, I guess...
I mean, I guess I feel bad for the two of them in the sense that they did not have any intention of this happening, but it's like, every time you have sex, no matter who you are, you are taking this risk, it does not matter if the girl is on BC and they use a condom... it's called SPONANEOUS OVULATION. Many animals can do this, as well as Humans. You can still ovulate without Menstrating Now if that isn't some scary shit, then I don't know what is.. Because it just proves that no matter how safe you try to make things, there is always a way of the Devil poking his head in to say, "haha, Gotcha!"
If there is definitely one thing that I remember from my Psych of Sex class it is... THERE IS NO ABSOLUTE "SAFE" PERIOD FOR SEX!!
One of the handouts from that class was called: "Are you ready for Sex?" and one of the 8 guidlines includes: 8. You have discussed and agreed on what both of you will do if conception occurs, because no contraceptive method is 100% effective.
Ahh.. it makes me so angry to know this happens so often. So many new babies are born into careless hands... Makes me sick.