The teen pregnancy rate in America has a percentage of fifty. Having birth control at your local pharmacy without a prescription can be beneficial and could lower the teen pregnancy rate. Usually, doctors who prescribe their young patients give them low dosages of estrogen; the effects of the pills will still occur, but not strong enough to be harmful. Meanwhile, the young girls who have menstrual cramps that do not have a prescription will use pain relievers such as Tylenol which could be used improperly without adult supervision and very harmful with severe health risk. Results, have shown that women want
When a teen does become sexually active they don’t always know about all the programs out there to help keep them safe from STD’s or pregnancy. Talking to teens and keeping them educated on sex and the outcomes such as teen pregnancy and all the helpful programs available to them can help reduce teen pregnancy, decrease kids being put up for adoption, decrease diseases transmitted through sex. Martin, JA, Hamilton BE, Osterman MJK, Curtin SC, Mathews TJ. Births: Final data for 2013. Natl Vital Stat Rep. 2015;64 From 2012 to 2013 the teen birth rates have decreased for all races teens 15 – 19 years old, non-Hispanic white teen birth rates have declined 9%, non – Hispanic blacks and American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) has went down 11%, and 10% decrease in teen birth rates for Asian/Pacific Islanders and
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.
Comprehensive sex-ed often teaches adolescents that sex is natural and healthy while also letting students know that abstinence is the only way completely avoid unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. Comprehensive sex-ed programs tend to discuss several contraceptives and the correct, responsible way to use them while letting students know that they do not completely stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. These specific programs also take several types of relationships into account, discussing married couples and teen relationships. Comprehensive sexual education provides accurate information and statistics about STDs and STIs while telling students that some are completely treatable if seen by a doctor. Girls and boys are also informed of several options given to them if and when an unwanted pregnancy occurs including carrying the baby to full term, giving the baby up for adoption, and abortions.
So, believing that such an important choice can be left in the hands of someone who is not even seen as a young adult without their parents’ consent seems to be a bit crazy. Not only that, but the possibility exists that the teenager then has a chance at becoming victim to psychological issues because the decision to get an abortion is frightening. To go along with that is the fact that abortions are still a procedure and with all procedures there are dangers of complications. That is why I believe that children under the age of eighteen should not be allowed to receive an abortion without their parents’ consent. From the mental side of this dilemma there are many aspects to look at.
What this argument does not take into account is that Many Girls look to hold the typical title of the beloved & adorable “Daddy 's little girl”. To a girl her father is the biggest part regarding male behavior. Studies show that adolescent girls who grow up without their dads, have a greater proximity and distance problems to peers and boys which could interfere with relationships later on in their lives which could unintentionally have them become teen moms. Lesbians more than likely do not have a close male adult in their lives so if they were to adopt a boy then the child would not have a male role model in their lives which could have them act out in life and become criminals or they will be more feminine. Ultimately, the legalization of gay adoption everywhere would greatly benefit our society.
Well abstinence teaches that abstinence from sexual activity outside of marriage is the standard for school aged children. While providing valuable life and decision-making skills that lay the foundation for personal responsibility and developing healthy relationships and marriages later in life. Comprehensive sex education teaches about condoms and contraception to reduce the risk of unintended pregnancy and infection with STDs including HIV. Comprehensive sex education also teaches that abstinence is the best way to stay HIV, STD and pregnancy free. While abstinence-only sex education is important why would you want to hold back the valuable information that you can give your child about their health and bodies?
To prevent this from happening ,students should practice safe sex, abstinence, or take the Plan B one step pill. They should protect themselves! To begin, unplanned pregnancies can be prevented if the participants decide to practice safe sex. It is a decision that should be made before deciding to have sex. A couple should discuss the many ways you can practice safe sex.
It’s unfair to punish teenagers for something so natural, especially if they are doing it safely and with consent. And while most adults would be concerned about dropping the age of consent to 15, any teenager will tell you that it shouldn't be illegal. Young adults already have so much going on in their lives, they don't want to worry about their significant other going to jail because someone found out they had sex. Anyone above the age of 15 is most
Sex, is thought by some to be only done when both people are ready to conceive a child, yet sometimes that is not how things happen. Like, what was said before this act is done for pleasure, so sometimes the two people invest in contraception; which helps prevent pregnancy. According to NHS, no form of contraception is 100% effective. Despite this claim couples continue with this risky act and risk getting pregnant. For couples that do not
If this method of contraception was made over-the-counter, there’s no doubt many girls will start to use it and lower their own chances of pregnancy. In Oregon, it is allowed that women over 18 can obtain birth control pills without a prescription, but that isn’t the case for the many others under the age. “People under 18 are still required to get their first contraceptive prescription from a doctor.” (Q1) It would make more sense to allow minors too to have over-the-counter birth control pills, considering it seems much more easier for an adult to get a prescription rather than a young teenager. Krishna Upadhya, an assistant professor of pediatrics claims that the possible negative side effects of birth control pills are less common in younger girls. ‘The pill is "potentially safer the younger you are," says Upadhya.’ (Q2) Venous thromboembolism, a blood clot breaking loose and traveling through the blood, is a possible side-effect of contraceptive pills containing both estrogen and progestin; fortunately, it is more common in older women, which is another reason why over-the-counter pills should be applied to
• The goal is immunize all females before to start any sexual contact. • The school is the best setting to uptake young girls • The cost-effective of HPV immunization program for male is questioned • Parental consent could be barrier to uptake young girls in school However, according to Berlinger (2006), some parents present resistance to childhood immunizations. So, medical, ethical, religious, personal beliefs and policy issues should be also considered: • Immunization could be contraindicated in some medical conditions • Strongly religious believes are nonmedical reason to refuse childhood immunization • Other reason to parents refusing childhood immunization is the personal beliefs that vaccine could be dangerous and raise the rate of autism. • Personal beliefs may are linked to preference for alternative medicine or lack of knowledge Moreover, research by Emberger (2015) cites some reason and barriers which parents refuse HPV vaccine for their children. • Necessity for clarification about benefits from
In its analysis of the proposal, the LAO suggested teens may avoid having sex if the measure passed. Yet, teens don 't necessarily regard other laws in regards to limits because of their age (for example, underage drinking) which doesn 't make sense to speculate the pregnancy rate among teens would be reduced in
Contraceptives and other other medical care should be available to minors without parental consent. Preventing teens from obtaining birth control or medical care, such as STD screening and treatment, without parental consent will not decrease sexual activity, but in turn, make it more dangerous. Teenagers will continue to engage in sexual actives regardless of whiter or not contraceptives are available. Ninety-nine percent of teens reported they