Argumentative Essay: Birth Control Saving The Day

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Birth Control Saving The Day ¨1950 While in her 80s, Margaret Sanger underwrote the research necessary to create the first human birth control pill. She raised $150,000 for the project,” (Thompson). Birth control has been in the works since the early 1900’s and now it is the safest it has ever been with all the new technology. Teens should have easier access to birth control, but they are shied away from it when they have to tell their parents and it also prevents pregnancies and abortions. Without access to birth control and other contraceptives, teens would obtain STDs and STIs more often. Taking away birth control would not make teens stop having sex it would make them have unprotected and unsafe sex. “Medical experts caution that when teenagers cannot obtain contraceptives without involving a parent, they are less likely to protect themselves from unintended pregnancy and STDs,” (“Preventing Teenagers From Getting”). Teens shy away from…show more content…
Many kids are having sex before they become the age of 16, which is why The Contraceptive CHOICE Program was created was to help stop unwanted pregnancies. “The Contraceptive CHOICE Program was launched by researchers at Washington University in ST. Louis to see whether unintended pregnancies could be reduced by removing three common barriers to birth control,” (Kaplan). The study showed that it did in fact help removing the three barriers. The three barriers are a lack of accurate information, lack of access to birth control, and a lack of funds to pay for it. Many people are against abortion and birth control may be a way to help lower abortions. “Abortion rates for CHOICE participants is 9.7 per 1,000, compared with 14.7 per 1,000 for all U.S. teens and 41.5 per 1,000 sexually active teens” (Kaplan). Without the already limited access to birth control for teens, rates for pregnancy and abortion will go sky
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