Although there has been a huge decline in the rate of teen pregnancies, statistics show that there are almost 1700 births each week in the age group of 15 to 17 year olds. Therefore it is a long way to go. Efforts should be made in discussing the importance of protected sex and birth control with young girls. They should also have sufficient knowledge about the sexually transmitted diseases and safety measures.
Men keep on producing sperms for the better part of their life. Women, on the other hand, are born with all the eggs that they will ever have during their lifetime. At the time of birth, the number of eggs is almost 2 million. However, with age, these start to disintegrate and at the age of 10 to 14, when the body is ripe for the onset of menstruation this number will have decreased to 300,000.