Dr. Molly Barrow

The Official Dr. Molly Barrow Blog offers educational self help advice about relationships, business, dating, marriage, parenting, teenagers and children, self-esteem, love and romance. Dr. Molly Barrow holds a Ph.D in psychology and is the author of Matchlines for Singles and the self-esteem adventure series, Malia and Teacup Awesome African Adventure and Malia and Teacup Out on a Limb. Dr. Molly is a relationship and psychology expert host on progressiveradionnetwork.com and television guest.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Births to Unmarried Teens Relationship expert Dr. Molly Barrow

There are 12.2 million single parents in the United States according to www.census.gov. Of the 12.2 million, 10 million are single mothers and 2.2 are single fathers. What does this statistic say to you?

Perhaps this is an important fact to recite to your daughters. Help the young girls understand that a third of the births in America in 2002 were to unmarried women, 89% of whom are unmarried teenagers, ages 15 to 19.

The price of birth control pills increased this month from $10 to over $50 on many college campuses. Abstaining from sexual activity may be a good idea but in the heat of the moment, that plan failed in your day, my day and throughout history. It does not work today either.

Young people need to be protected with knowledge, state of the art birth control and disease control until their assertiveness and will power catches up to their passion or dependence on aggressive partners.

Prevention that works is required.


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