Meet Jessica Davis, Seventeen magazine’s winner of their “Secret reason to not become pregnant” contest.
Jessica wrote an essay on why she’s not looking to become a teenage mother and JJJ found it very inspirational.
For her prize, Jessica will be flying out to Los Angeles and be appearing in a future episode of The Secret Life of The American Teenager.
Check out Jessica‘s inspirational essay inside the cut!
“The most influential reason for me never having unprotected sex in my mom. Not because I’m afraid of what she would do to me, or how it would alter our relationship…but because I value the way she raised me…to think before you leap. My mom died of cancer a year ago and even with her not around, I still abide by the morals that she instilled in me. She always preached to me about safe sex, and I listened closely. I find myself becoming less rebellious as a result of her death, because I want more than anything to respect her, and her memory. She was a great mom and deserves my ultimate respect and abidance, even after her amazing life. I’ve never been a rash person, and I always weighed my options, and their resulting consequences.
“Unlike most teens my age, I’m extremely introverted and have a level head. My boyfriends being similar is helping as well. Although taking birth control everyday is a pain in the butt, I do it everyday without fail. I also make my boyfriend wear condoms as well, because both of us have a bright future in store for us, and neither of us wants to jeopardize it with a possible slip up of missing a pill, or being in the .1% of girls who get pregnant on the pill. Life has variables, and because of that, I prepare myself for the worst. I expect the unexpected, and brace myself for anything and everything that comes my way.
“This is how I was raised, and how I take on life every minute of every day. I know plenty of girls in my school who have unsafe sex regularly, and being in a country with the highest teen pregnancies in
the state, I’m glad I don’t fall into that pool. Thanks to my mom, I’m smart about sex, and because of that, I can look forward to a bright future ahead of me.”
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