Is getting married the solution to saving your reputation if you get pregnant at an early age?
No. If you get pregnant at an early age, it's far from the end of the world. Don't let people judge you, because everyone has something that they are ashamed of. And being pregnant at an early age is not one of the greatest things when it comes to your future, but should you decide to keep this child, that is YOUR decision. It's about what you feel is right for YOU! Young women getting pregnant in this day and age isn't frowned upon like it was up until the beginning of the 1960s. The above poster is correct. Mistakes can happen and sometimes it's due to lack of knowledge, but nothing to be ashamed of. It isn't any parents dream come true that their young daughter get pregnant, but, most good parents stand behind their children. I know I would! So, sit down and try to rationalize this out and if you feel you can't handle looking after your baby then consider adoption. There are so many couples out there that just can't have a baby and would love to adopt your baby and give it a good home. Sometimes the adoptive parents will keep in touch and even sent pictures of your baby if you request it. Don't be ashamed about something so natural. It doesn't make you a bad person and the fact you came on this board to discuss it means you are a caring and loving person. No one is going to label you and if any of your peers give you a rough time just say this, "You have just been lucky!" That's the truth! Most teenagers have experienced sex by the time they are 16 and that from statistics. Good luck hon