Why Has the Teenage Pregnancy Rate Decreased?
Screen timeGen Z is a generation that is highly reliant on technology to pass their time. Instead of driving or wanting to hang out with friends, Gen Z'ers would rather be online than in person. With more time on their devices, there is less time they are interested in pursuing sexual relationships.
Study timeMore teens are studying in a culture of adults that are overworking and have the obsession to make something with their career which may be otherwise failing. After watching their parents, Gen Z'ers are considered to be go-getters who aspire to be entrepreneurial successes.
Dating timeWith apps like Tinder and Bumble in full effect, there are not as many people who go out on traditional dates as often. This is just another example of how social interaction through dating has diminished over the years. This new model of dating has given teenagers a different perspective on how to start relationships. With pictures as the first impression, looking for potential dates has put physical appearance above getting to know the person's personality.
Medication timeTeenagers in larger numbers have begun to take antidepressants to relieve the symptoms of depression. Antidepressants are known to kill the sexual urges that normally happen to teenagers who have recently discovered their hormones. The sexual behaviors that are typically associated with teenagers seem to be less of an interest with this generation. While parents may be happy with these statistics that lower teen pregnancy, some of these factors that caused the decrease may be a whole other cause for concern.
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