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Rediff.com  » Getahead » Premarital pregnancy: How do youngsters cope?

Premarital pregnancy: How do youngsters cope?

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April 28, 2008 12:54 IST

Premarital sex is not only an issue when it comes to young adults, but disturbingly enough, also where teenagers are concerned.

In the event of an unwanted pregnancy, how do youngsters cope up with the seriousness of the situation?

What are the options open to them -- abortion, carrying the baby to term and then giving it up for adoption, or then raising it themselves in a society in which such a situation is unacceptable?

How should young parents deal with the social stigma attached to pregnancies out of wedlock?

We invite our readers to share their stories in this regard with us -- write in to us at pregnancywoes@rediffmail.com and tell us about your unmarried pregnancy experience.

How did you deal with it? Did you inform your parents about it? What advice do you have for young couples today who may find themselves in a similar situation?

Your privacy is assured -- all accounts will be published anonymously or under assumed names. Write in today and help these hapless youngsters make the right decision.

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