Birth control is very common in today’s society. Anyone from ages fourteen to fifty are using birth control. Young women should be able to get birth control pills without their parents consent because most teens are not comfortable with telling their parents they are sexually active. Teens can also be embarassed to tell their parents; they know they’ll be disappointed in them. Other teens may not have a good relationship with their parents, so they cannot talk to them about it.
Parents should consider the effect it will have on their family if their teen gets pregnant because they could just prevent it all. Most teens are scared to tell their parents that they are sexual active, so making birth control easily accessible to everyone would keep teen pregnancy rates down. Most parents think they can control their kid’s actions until they are eighteen and that´s not the case with sexual activity. Teens should be able to make the choice if they need birth control or not because they are making the choice to have sex. Most parents are not understanding enough for teens to tell them they need birth control.
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
As well, it is safer for the teens that do have sex to know how to do so safely than to just assume that no teen will have premarital sex. Given that so many students will not abstain from sex, “programs have an obligation to help teens understand the risks and responsibilities that come with sexual activity. Survey after survey indicates that adolescents have a tremendous unmet need for information related to sexuality, contraception, STDs, and making sexual decisions” (Government Should Fund Sex Education). Comprehensive sex education will prepare teens in the event that they chose to not stay abstinent. It will teach them how to make good choices and how to weigh the benefits and consequences of their actions, because it is impossible to make an accurate decision without knowing all of
When you tell a teenager not to do something, they 're probably going to do it anyways. With 48% of today 's teens having sex, the step should be made to inform teens how to handle unwanted pregnancies with contraception. Comprehensive sex education, which teaches students about methods used to prevent pregnancy and STD 's, should be taught instead. Comprehensive special-education teaches teenagers about realistic methods to prevent pregnancies and STDs. The program teaches teens the responsibility of sex while also saying it 's OK to remain abstinent.
If anything, sex education teaches students both male and female, how to properly use condoms as a contraceptive to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and teenage pregnancy when abstinence promises fail. "Engaging in sexual activity earlier can affect our overall school performance" according to the Journal of School Health from the Northwestern State University Watson Library. Masland (n.d) stated "kids are becoming more sexually active at an earlier age, Sixty-six percent
Some teenagers are scared to talk to their parents about sex and teen pregnancy because of how they would react. An abortion or adoption shouldn’t be consider as a way to deal with teen pregnancy because it will create emotional problems and scar some teenagers for
Slippery slope occurs when the conclusion depends on an unlikely chain reaction of causes. In this fallacy, a person asserts that some event must inevitably follow from another without any argument for the inevitability of the event in question. For example, parents of middle school students did not agree to letting college students host extracurricular activities to teach their children sex education. They argued that if their children were taught sex education, then more and more students will be intrigued by the idea of sex and engage in sexual activities. This will then lead to a complete loss of morals, and soon the students will start getting pregnant.
Teen pregnancies have become much more common with the oversexualized views of our millennial era, and often times young parents cannot handle the stress of the child. In 2013 alone, 273,105 babies were born to women aged 15–19 years. If abortion is not their number one choice, they will most likely turn to adoption, leaving the population problem still in existence. People often use the common phrase “adoption is always an option” but are unaware that there are currently “397,122 children are living without permanent families in the foster care system (Congressional Coalition On Adoption Institute, CCAI). There are too many children, and not enough eligible parents around to take care of them.
It is a lose-lose situation when both school officials and parents are avoidant about this important subject because they feel it will tarnish their children’s minds with indecent thoughts. Those officials instead organize sexual education course material around abstinence of sex until marriage and because of that students miss out on learning vital subject material pertaining to their own sexual well-being. While abstinence is the goal and teaching teenagers about sex seems counterintuitive, “there’s actually a large body of research proving that comprehensive sex ed is an effective tool for accomplishing [abstinence]” (Culp-Ressler). Today’s kids should not be shielded from certain aspects of sex because they seem too graphic or inappropriate for school. Nothing is too graphic when it comes to potentially altering someone 's life from going down the wrong path.
A child is not cheap at all that is why most women go straight to abortion as their way out. Abortion is not cheap either though. If in the early stages, abortions will cost $350-$500. (Fiano) Of course, if a mother waits weeks to decide to abort the price goes up. Either way, if the mother keeps the child, one will spend over thousands of dollars on one baby alone because they need formula, diapers, wipes, and much more.
Imagine how much that number will go up if it becomes illegal (pause). Sometimes it 's the only way that the woman will be able to live, sometimes it 's unplanned teen pregnancy and they can 't raise or support a child, sometimes it 's not the woman 's fault and they were raped and sexually abused. 78% of teen pregnancies are unplanned, 49% of pregnancies that happen in the U.S. every year are unintended. Half of those women will