Teenage Pregnancy

Philippines
April 14, 2008 8:30am CST
If a guy gets a girl pregnant, should they marry? Some couples say they marry for their child's sake. For the name, family, whatever reason they have... It may be the right thing to do but they're not always the best decisions one can make.
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15 responses
• Singapore
15 Apr 08
No I don't think they should marry right away. They should figure out what they want first in their life and make plans. Think about how they are gonna raise the kid. It would not make a difference if they are married or not they should be really in love.
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@luckycat (220)
• Bolivia
14 Apr 08
I don't think so.If they marry just for the sake of the child.they may regred when they find that they are not a match couple after they marrage.The guy should take the responsiblity to the girl but no marriage.Of course ,when they grow up and still need each other and love each other.they can marry and have another child.LOL!
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• Philippines
14 Apr 08
Yeah right I agree. Marriage is not the solution to teenage pregnancy. One cannot solve a problem with another problem.
@nghaipao (89)
14 Apr 08
Absolutely they have to be... there should no be any question also Yab there are some person who marry for sake of their child's and for the family etc... but marriage is not like a game... to be a life partner is not by anything but by God... but most of the young people thought that love and bla bla bla... is the real game that they should do... once they have share their love and everything they became one flesh so there is no question whether to marry or not after done everything... This is what I think but my opinion may not be the best one... Thanks...
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• United States
14 Apr 08
I don't think there's an absolute need. Are they in love? Can they see themselves being together for the rest of their lives? Because that's what marriage is, and if you guys are already connected to each other for the rest of you life, but the love isn't there, there isn't any need to make it worse by getting legal and marrying the person.
@Samanthavv (1395)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I don't think they should have to get married, even if there is a baby. Unless they feel ready to get married, they love eachother, and are sure that they want to get married, then no one should pressure them into it, and they shouldn't be forced to do it.
@subha12 (18462)
• India
15 Apr 08
i think they should marry. its for all the practical reasons as already mentioned by you. but still there is emotional issue. how can the Girl really like the person who did this to her.
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@ladysakurax (1163)
• Canada
14 Apr 08
It's dilicate situation. Here in Canada, it's not a big deal. They don't value marriage as something curcial. But in some other countries, it might different. When it coms to wedding, there are alot of responsability. How did the girl get pregnant? Was she sexually abused or was it just an accident with her boyfriend? If he is her boyfriend, can he support her financially? Did he finish school and get a decent job? I don't see the point of getting married if both cannot support themselves.It's just going to be more difficult. Unless you guys want to marry and figure out your future later if your parents accept to support you. If the girl has been abused, they should bring the guy to court..there is no way marrying him.
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21 May 08
That is 100 % True..!!
• United States
21 May 08
hello there heavens..happy day to ya! i am alittle confused about your question..are u talkin just teenagers or any woman that gets pregnant? Sooo I wil answer in 2 parts..For teenagers..deff nott!! they are way to young and though they may have got a liitle package by "surprise"they doesnt mean they should marry especially if they arent in love..yes there are many people in teh world that arent married and have s*x..and we know this young and old..and the same goes for any other women in the world..if they dont love the man that go them preganant than they shoudl not marry..not even for the kids..the children wil see they are miserable..they arent dumb..and that will make them just as miserable.. So i saw Only Marry if YOu are in Love and ready for it..marriage is a serious thing thatis scared that you show the Lord just how much u love them and will keep them..thats my opinion at least..have a good one! April
@excellence7 (3440)
• Mauritius
21 May 08
I would suggest that indeed marriage is no solution to teenage pregnancy nor is abortion the real remedy. Its two different issues, if one intend to eradicate increasing teenage pregnancy, thats one issue and dealing with the already happening crisis is another thing..I believe, there to real solution to the second one, but to the first one, i believe good counsellings, proper parenthood, and maturity may fight it..
21 May 08
no...being married is always not the solution for teenage pregnancies. i mean the girl got pregnant because both of them aren't mature enough to know what should have been done. getting them married will make things worse. at their age, they still don't know what they actually want. if they get married right away because of the pregnancy, there's a risk of getting bigger problems as soon as they've realized they've made a mistake and that will affect the child more.
• United States
15 May 08
I do not agree that you should marry just because you are pregnant. You should only marry if you are truely in love with one another. Im sure that the child will forgive you sooner or later.
• Philippines
11 May 08
if they love each other, they should marry
• Philippines
11 May 08
they should marry not for the child...if they love each other
• United States
6 May 08
No, they shouldn't get married and I will tell you why. When teenagers get married they are more prone to getting a divorce because teenagers do not know the meaning of untity that a marriage is. They are not ready for those types of responsibilities. They are not ready for the baby, much less marriage. And when you add both responsibilities to the equation, you get a very unhappy family and a divorce. In case you are wondering, I am speaking from experience.