Many parents do not like the idea of this but, “46% of teens are sexually active and by the time they are seniors 62% are sexually active.” (kurt) This fact is alarming and birth control for teens is a very controversial topic. Should Teens be able to get birth control without consent of parents? We will discuss the positive and negative effects of birth control for teens using the need for birth control, effects of birth control, and the teen mom dropouts to show how necessary birth control is. The need for birth control has grown due to increased sexual activity in teens. Each year 850,000 adolescent girls become pregnant.
About half of all South African teenagers aged between 15 and 19 reported having had sex. Teenage pregnancy is considered as one major distraction to the success of many girls’ education. Teenage pregnancy is a social problem with biological and physical consequences. Sexual education is now part of the learning area ‘Life Skills” in schools, but teenagers still fall pregnant because they are not open and lack transparency when discussing sexual matters. Teenage pregnancy has always been a medical problem no matter how many young girls are educated about sexual intercourse, condoms, contraceptives and HIV/AIDS.
When adopting a baby the family adopting has to pay for the mothers medical bills and the babies medical bills and also have to pay the agency. It coasts more than most people can afford but a lot of people find the money to be able to do it because they cant have a child and they want to have a family. In the book frankenstein Elizabeth was adopted because she didn 't look like anyone else in the family. Elizabeth had blue eyes and light hair and the rest of the family had brown eyes a dark hair and she knew that victor would fall or her. It made their family compete and just like in the world today.
1 in 4 teens contract a sexually transmitted disease every year. When one catches a disease they usually don’t realize it, because they don’t get tested. When someone catches a disease and they have sexual intercourse it goes to that person and so on. Being a teen and getting pregnant causes a lot of health risks for the baby and the young woman. The New Charity Report states, “Girls under the age of 15 are 5 times more likely to die in pregnancy than women in their 20’s, and that babies born to younger mothers are also at a greater risk.” It also states, “ Worldwide, complications in pregnancy are the “number one killer” of girls and young women aged 15-19, the report says, adding to that 50,000 teenage girls and young women die during pregnancy and childbirth every year, in many cases because their bodies are not ready to bear children” (NP, World Health Organization).
Right away the statement points out that the mothers are beggars and the author is thinking about strategies or ways they can make the child beneficial for the mothers, since the infants are so hard to support for some who are unfortunate. Throughout the reading, Jonathan Swift gives out crazy ideas about the topic of many children being born into families who in a way can not support them. In the article “Financial Problems Of Teenage Pregnancy” it claims “Teenage parents face a lot of problems from parenting to finances, especially because the teenager hasn’t even started earning when the baby is born. The problems that teenagers face are many, though they can be overcome with commitment, support and dedication” (Bhadra Kamalasanan). The parents struggle financially because most of the time they have not started working and even committed to a career.
Family crisis has caused the social control in children to be neglected. Parents who often argued will not be able to nurture and educate their children properly. This situation becomes worst when the parents are busy with the tasks at office until they ignore their responsibilities to watch over their children’s behavior. Social problems among teenagers become an increasingly worrying phenomenon that teenagers go through such as early pregnancy, suicidal and drug abuse. However, there are many helpful organizations trying to overcome the social problems among teenagers.
One of America’s rapid growing problems today is crack babies. When you use the term or even hear the term crack babies, you think that the baby have been put on the drug or is even doing it themselves. But as a child, they have no say so or way of determining if they are a crack baby or not. So many pregnant women do drugs every day and the number is just increasing by the hour, it’s absolutely ridiculous. All mother have so much say so in their child’s life.
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.
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.
The sole purpose for birth control is it is the practice of prevention from an unsought pregnancy. Unwelcome pregnancies are arising on a day to day basis, and as a result, children are being born into families where they can either not afford to care for a child, or the child is mistreated because the parent never sought to have them in the first place. Generally, the age where birth control is sought out is in teenagers. Teenage girls are more likely to request birth control, due to the rising fact where sex is highly pressured in their age groups. Nearly one million teenage girls get pregnant every year in the U.S.