Out of the 2.5 million people who visit Planned Parenthood clinics a year, the majority are low-income women who have no other alternative. Therefore, defunding Planned Parenthood would only prevent patients, who are already struggling financially, from receiving preventative care. Politicians in congress only want to shut down these health centers because they offer access to safe and legal abortions, without considering the people it would affect the most. Politicians are not considerate of the struggle some people deal with to pay for their health care because they do not deal with the same hardships of everyday people like
Research shows unintended pregnancies are associated with birth defects low birth weight, elective abortion, and maternal depression, reduced rates of breastfeeding and increased risk of physical violence during pregnancy (10 Colorado winnable battles). Teen mothers are more likely to drop out from high school and not earn high school diploma. Avoiding unwanted pregnancy helps to reduce social and economic costs that are expenditure on health care. Every $ 1.00 invested in publicly funded family planning saves 7.09 in Medicaid. Colorado has now more than 40 % drop in teen pregnancy because of CDPHE family planning initiative that provided services for more than 30,000 for low or no
Any medication can cause severe adverse reactions but the chances to get it from vaccines are at only one per millions of dose, and some are so rare that the risk cannot be accurately assessed. These statistics from the CDC clearly shows that severe condition from vaccine injections are extremely rare. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), immunisation averts around 2 to 3 million deaths every year, which equates to roughly 285 people saved every hour. Compare the chances of having a serious adverse reaction to how many people are saved. The risk of it is small compared to the lives that vaccination has saved.The statistics from the CDC shows that the benefits of vaccination greatly outweigh the slight risk and that many more deaths would occur without these
Birth control is a controversial topic and I never understood why. There are many American women who use birth control, Ninety-nine percent of all sexually experienced women have used it at some point in their lives. That’s a lot of women yet it’s not easily accessible. A 2010 survey found that more than a third of female voters have struggled to afford prescription birth control. There are so any benefits to this form of contraception, providing free access could only create positive affects.
This can be explained by, “Studies of pregnant women in New York City welfare hotels have shown their babies are twice as likely to weigh less than five pounds at birth when compared to all pregnant women. Low birthweight babies are at greater risk of blindness, deafness, brain damage, and even death”(Hyde 56). Taking this into consideration, homeless children’s academic performance is hindered because of their poor cognitive development and the circumstances of their homelessness, including constant mobility. Math, reading, spelling, and vocabulary tests are the tests that homeless children most often struggle to succeed on and likely result in being held back a year in school(Hart-Shegos 3). This can be seen in Dicey’s Song through Maybeth’s character and the difficulty she has to prosper in school.
(Table 1.) Nariya Cho et al.3 in 2008 studied a total of 100 patients with non palpable breast masses in women in the age group of 24-67 years; mean age, 46 years. On histopathology, out of the 60 patients with breast masses, 36 were found to be benign and 24 malignant. In a study by Zhi hui et al. a total of 296 breast lesions were examined histologically.
Everyday millions of Americans debate if Abortion should be legal or illegal. In my opinion, I believe that this action is murder. Statistics show that the number of Abortions that happen every year since 2013 is 664,435 (“Reproductive”). Without miscarriages around 16.7% of pregnancies go through abortion. This rate went down 1.9% since 2010.
"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of sex"--Nineteenth Amendment, U.S. Constitution. Until the 1910s, most states did not give women the right to vote. The amendment was the culmination of the women 's suffrage movement in the United States, which fought at both state and national levels to achieve the vote. On August 18, 1920, it appeared that Tennessee had ratified the amendment, the result of a change of vote by 24 year-old legislator Harry Burn at the insistence of his elderly mother, but those against the amendment managed to delay official ratification (www.archives.gov). Tennessee played a key role in the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in 1920.
Bad for the Mother Common medical problems among adolescent mothers include poor weight gain, pregnancy-induced hypertension, anemia, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and cephalopelvic disproportion. Later in life, adolescent mothers tend to be at greater risk for obesity and hypertension than women who were not teenagers when they had their first child. Teen pregnancy is closely linked to poverty and single parenthood. A 1990 study showed that almost one-half of all teenage mothers and over three-quarters of unmarried teen mothers began receiving welfare within five years of the birth of their first child. The growth in single-parent families remains the single most important reason for increased poverty among children over the last
This means if women have medical insurance, the price of birth control is significantly lower depending on whether it is the pill or an implant. Alarmingly, “twenty percent of U.S. women ages 19-64 were uninsured in 2010” (The Commonwealth Fund). That’s 18.7 million women who didn’t health insurance to cover their medical expenses, including the cost of birth