Social Impact On Birth Control

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Birth control is also referred to as hormonal contraception’s was first made in 1960s. The purpose of birth control is to prevent pregnancy. Most methods include medications, procedures, devices and changes in the behavior. Sixty-two percent of women of the reproductive age are currently using contraception. Men and women are both effected by birth control physically, socially and psychologically. Birth control has a physical effect on both men and women. Women have to physically go to the doctors and get the type of contraceptive they need. It could be a pill, shot on a device put inside of your body. The physical effects the birth control has on a female are intermenstrual spotting, nausea, breast tenderness, headaches, weight gain, mood…show more content…
Birth control in the United States has changed the economy in a positive manner, because of the contraception’s the U.S and state government was able to save $13 billion dollars. For every dollar that was invested in family planning programs they ended up saving $7.09 by preventing unplanned pregnancies with contraception’s. Birth control has an impact on women economic empowerment. They are able to work more and earn because they don’t have to take off many days because of having a child at home. Birth control can also be very helpful towards educational opportunities. Due to the fact that you can get birth control before the age of twenty-one statics states that women are getting birth control early and are staying in college and finishing it. It can effect a man socially because if he’s not ready to have a child he can be forced into paying for it through the courts and child support. The way birth control has a social impact on both men and women is to basically prevent pregnancies until it is…show more content…
When taking birth control there has to be a certain amount of trust that goes on in the relationship. A woman can say she’s taking the pill and isn’t taking it. Trust has to be built where a woman is taking the contraceptive and the man believes it. If the trust is not built both ways, it could cause psychological problems in the relationship. Psychologically birth control can be a great idea for both men and women because they are protecting themselves from an unplanned pregnancy. Women physically go through mood swings and serve depression and men have to support their females through the process. A woman with mood swings and depression could make a man feel depressed and moody as well and that is not beneficial to a relationship. Neuroscientist have reported that steroid hormones in birth control could affect the way a brain works. The thinner structure of the brain becomes damaged caused by synthetic estrogen and progestrogen. The part of the brain that becomes affected is the lateral orbitofrontal cortex that is where decision making, emotions and memories come from. A female is psychologically changed by the contraceptives which makes a man change as well. Birth control has affects on both men and women physically, socially and psychologically. The decision of taking birth control is normally a women’s decision because it is her body, but when you’re in a relationship it affects
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