Young women (and men) can transcend the sad statistics of teen parenthood, but they’ll have to fight extra hard for their futures. The first step, of course, is avoiding the predicament of teen pregnancy to begin with. “Teenage pregnancy is avoidable at all costs and unless you put yourself in that situation, it’s something you don’t have to deal with,” advises Hall-Frye. “Educate yourselves about safe sex, abstain from sex if possible. Your partner should never pressure you into sex and if they are then they are not the person for you.”