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Teen’s Perspective on New Year’s

by Sam P. | January 2nd, 2012 | Pregnancy, Teen Perspective, Teens

New Year’s Eve. The day everyone is told to stay up till midnight. It really is quite a glorious day. Or night depending on how you look at it. I guess you could even consider it morning. Whatever way you look at it, it is a very important day of the year. It celebrates the transformation of one year to another. But, with all of the fun, people commonly overlook safety.

In the past years, New Year’s Eve has had one of the highest pregnancy rates. By that I mean that it is one of the likeliest days that women get pregnant. Women and girls forget all the prepping they have gotten on having safe sex. They completely forget to use condoms and, a fair amount of the time, they forget to take their birth control. Which is very terrible because if it is not taken every single day, at almost the exact same time, it is very unlikely to work as well as if you did do that. If you skip one day of birth control, the chances of pregnancy go from about 2% to about 25%.

Alcohol poisoning. New Year’s Eve is one of the worst nights for alcohol poisoning. All the miserable, lonely, single people who think this day is worthless because they are alone go to the bars and drink until they can’t see straight. They then start feeling queasy so they go to the bathroom. Where they then pass out and self-asphyxiate on their own vomit. Do you realize how few people actually realize they are choking and wake up, just barely saving themselves from death? Very few people.

Also, driving while under the influence. That too is very dangerous. Not only can you injure yourself, you can hurt the people around you and the people around you that you don’t know. It is so dangerous to drive while intoxicated. Not to mention illegal.

Now, I don’t want to end on a sad note. So to sum up this “lecture” on the dangers of New Year’s Eve. I want to tell you that this night isn’t all dangers, it is also filled with good natured, loving fun. Here is my advice, stay home and surround yourself with friends. And if you are under 21 don’t drink, it is dangerous and illegal. So as long as you are careful, enjoy yourself. As a teenager I love this night, it is one of my favorite holidays. And that is because I follow my own advice.

  1. Sam P. says:

    I forgot to mention this, but the main website I used for reference on the pregnancy part was http://en.wikipedia.org, I just searched comparison of birth control medicines

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