Talking about sex with your children can be difficult and complicated enough, but do they, or you really know the life- long financial consequences if they father a child?

There are many eye opening facts that young men should be aware of if they make a choice to have sex outside of a committed, mature relationship such as marriage. Things to know, at minimum include:

  • Are they aware that they are required to support a child until age 18?
  • The average cost of basic care of raising a baby to age 18 is about $1,100 a month.
  • Parents of young men may be responsible for that cost in child support if their child is under 18 and has a child.
  • Once a pregnancy occurs, men have no rights when it comes to determining decisions about the pregnancy.

Check out “Men, Babies and the Law”, part of TPP’s 8th grade curriculum for more information.

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