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Though many vaccines have triggered skepticism and even complete avoidance, most notably the Vaccine-Autism debate, the resistance to the HPV vaccine goes beyond that of other vaccines**. When questioned about their mistrust, parents have cited the young age at which children are vaccinated and moral concerns***. However, it is very important that the vaccine is administered to children who have not be exposed to the virus for it to be most effective and provide the greatest protection against HPV**. The moral concerns of getting the vaccine is stems from the thought pre-marital sex is immoral and parents would like for their children to wait for marriage*. Even so, some 46.8% of American high schoolers have reported having sex, with 5.6% reportedly having intercourse before the age of 13**.
Any woman faced with an unplanned pregnancy must make the difficult choice between having an abortion or giving birth to a child she had not planned to have and is maybe unprepared financially or emotionally to raise. “In 1988, for example, about 1.7 million women who had an unintended pregnancy gave birth and began raising the child. Three-quarters of poor and low-income women cite their inability to afford a baby as a reason why they had an abortion.” Not being able to financially take care of a baby will be detrimental. A newborn baby needs formula, diapers, bottles, and clothes that they quickly outgrow. A single mother might not always have the money or the time to take care of and raise a dependent child.
Advocates for sex education are both confused and misguided, it seem they have great difficulties in deciding which approach is best. In addition at what age will they introduce sex education in schools will it commence at the preschool, primary or secondary level. However, Craven (2008) stated that the SIECUS advocates for a comprehensive sex education. Included in comprehensive sex education is the claim for outercourse which is noncoital sex, with or without communication, will reduce the likelihood of coitus. Whitehead, states that noncoital sex covers a range of behaviors, from deep kissing to masturbation to mutual masturbation to full body massage.
Perhaps one of the most fascinating yet depressing studies on gender, its fluidity, and how oppressive it can be is the case of David Reimer. In Chapter 3 of "Undoing Gender" by Judith Butler, this situation was studied in detail and psychoanalyzed. When Reimer was extremely young (under a year old), his penis was damaged and had to be removed, so psychiatrist John Money stepped in and told Reimer's parents that they could have sex reassignment surgery, raise David as a girl, and he'd live a normal and happy life. David was thus renamed Brenda and was brought up as female. Around age eight, however, Brenda started exhibiting traditionally masculine behaviors such as wanting to play with trucks and toy guns.
While they may have been beaten and abused differently that does not change the fact that they were abused and the people who abused them did not pay for it. Monologues in The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler show this are “They Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy… Or So They Tried” and “Under the Burqa”. In “They Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy… Or So They Tried” the narrator speaks about how when she was younger she always wanted a vagina. The narrator felt as though she was not the gender that the doctor said and that gender is random so she had no choice in the matter as to what she was going to come out as. The narrator says “ I always knew I was a girl/ They beat me for it/ They beat me for crying/ They pummeled me for wanting/ To touch/ To pet/ To hug/ To help/ To hold/ Their hands”( Ensler 143).
If the clinician had that information, she could compare and contrast her results with the school SLP in order to paint a better picture of the child’s abilities. If the school SLP had not seen the child yet, the clinician could encourage the parents to contact the school SLP to their opinion. The clinician could also refer the family to a clinic that provides services at a lower cost, such as a teaching or university clinic. The clinician could have also provided the family with the option to sit on it for a couple months, and not search for services. Their child may spontaneously recover and stop stuttering, on the flipside their child may still be on the lower end or dip to one standard deviation below normal limits for articulation and/or language.
In recent years, sex among the young people become the issue, serious problem but also taboo to talk. This condition is really danger if it is out of control, because it can broke the young generation. To prevent its problem, sex education is strongly needed. Sex education is the act of informing younger and adult generations about everything they need to know about sex. It includes other sensitive issues like sexual health, sexual reproduction, sexuality and others that parents often feel uncomfortable talking with their children.
Social justice activist Beth Leyba wrote in her article for The Huffington Post that “the idea that a shame-based campaign that shrouds sex in mystery would result in teens having less sex is both misinformed and mind boggling” (Leyba). In one of her health classes, she recalls a story their teacher told him where a prince abandons his princess in a tower because she gave her opinion too much. When this material was shown to her class, she was eleven. Seeing how abstinence-only programs portray women in such a degrading and shameful light from such a young age, it’s no wonder why women experience depression at roughly twice the rate of men and Girls 14-18 years of age have consistently higher rates of depression than boys in this age group (“Depression in Women). Sexism and misogyny are both deeply rooted in Abstinence only programs, it’s time to make a change and break away from this patriarchal
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.
It is also important that we provide accurate and proven sexual classes to our students. More than 80% of Americans believe that a form of sexual education should be taught in schools.5 The majority of these people believe that this education should be focused on various forms of birth control. Currently the federal government provides funds for these evidence-based types of education through the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative and the Personal Responsibility Education Program. I will support programs that seek to expand funding for programs that teach a variety of birth control methods
This stigmatization stemmed from patriarchal ideas of purity that believed women should be “delicate, spiritual and dedicated to the home” (Beisel & Kay 2004). Abortions not only went against Victorian ideals of female sanctity concerning sexual matters, but abortion also disobeyed the norms of motherhood that forced women to become mothers (Reagan 1996). Abortions became public knowledge due to the form of punishment given to women who had abortions. The punishment was not fines or jail sentences, but instead a humiliating interrogation about sexual matters with male officials (Reagan 1996). These interrogations became public knowledge once the interrogation was complete and the process of stigmatization and invalidation began immediately (Fadiman 1992).
Often woman without the means or money to have legal abortions would go to dangerous lengths to rid themselves of the fetus, a majority of these procedures they underwent were life threatening. It left them sick, made them unable to have anymore children and in some serious cases resulted in their deaths, and even after so much suffering many women remained pregnant. Yet, not only was it the controversial practice of abortions that Planned Parenthood was offering, but also contraceptives that ultimately eliminated a vast need for abortions as well. Their steady supplying of contraceptives and the organization’s goal to educate women about safe sex helped lower not only teen pregnancies but unwanted ones as