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.
Unit 8 Assignment: Preventing Teen Pregnancy Kendal Metts Kaplan University Have you talked to your children about safe sex? Do they know all the risks and consequences of being sexually active at such a young age? Not all teens are talked to when it comes to having sex and the consequences of having sex. They don’t know how to use birth control or condoms properly or they don’t have them. 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.
Required Immunity Mandatory vaccinations for children in public schools have been the center of much debate since laws were first developed to regulate immunization. Fears from parents about side effects and adverse reactions have steered many away from wanting to vaccinate their children despite the numerous infectious diseases they prevent. These debates have gotten in the way of progression in schools for preventing the spread of disease. To me, the risks of not vaccinating children are far greater than the risks of adverse reactions. Parents who don’t vaccinate their children put them and others at risk because it allows normally preventable disease to continue to spread.
A teenager should be legally required to first have their parents’ permission before obtaining contraceptives because their parents can offer them guidance and support – and financial help if an accidental disease or pregnancy occurs. Even though giving birth control to a teen is often a responsible decision, it can have negative consequences. For some teens, knowing that they aren 't at as much risk for sexually transmitted diseases and that pregnancy risks are greatly reduced birth control encourages promiscuous behavior. Teens who may have then practiced abstinence, now have a reason to become sexually active. Birth control also poses honest concerns for religious families.
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.
Teen pregnancy is a communal problem, a family problem, and a personal problem all rolled into one. It frequently goes hand in hand with premarital sex. Problems come when the news needs to breach each parent’s party. After which, these impressions simply serve no purpose but to put them off, and deduce to mere nuisance to them when the truth of their situation slowly sinks in. How do they provide for the child if their parents cut them short financially?
Teen Pregnancy Are you aware that in the United States 24% of girls ages fifteen through nineteen were pregnant? Teenagers carrying babies is not ideal for anyone considering it is potentially ruining that teens childhood and putting them and their families in jeopardy. Education and awareness on this topic should be improved in schools and throughout communities. Teen pregnancy has the potential to ruin a teens educational future, relationships with the father, and put their child at risk for health effects; to create a solution to this problem there should be more funding towards the education of teen parents, an increased education on male involvement, and prenatal care provided. Education is what many teens find most important throughout their high school careers.
What is one sociological issue that is pledging the young people of the new generation? The issue of teen pregnancy is accurately shown in the movie The Pregnancy Pact (2010) directed by Rosmary Rodriguez. The film revolves around a number of young girls who seems to think have a child young will be fun, much like playing house. The boys that help them are mislead in the girls true intentions are. Both parties however, do not understand the responsibility that comes with a child, how both party’s lives will be forever changed, as well as how in will affect their own families.
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.
Children as young as 12 years fall pregnant due to social problems in townships. Social problems include parental guidance, access to government grant, peer pressure, substance abuse, poverty, job marketing and education. Most teenagers do not have enough information on sexuality and contraceptives. Teenagers engaging in unprotected sexual intercourse lead to unwanted teenage pregnancy which is a serious social and health problem. About half of all South African teenagers aged between 15 and 19 reported having had sex.
Nowadays, many teenage girls are becoming sexually active without the backup help of birth control. There may be many different reasons as to why; some girls might be scared, some might not know how to get their hands on any, and some might just think a pregnancy won’t ever happen to them. Nonetheless, it’s very important that young girls who are sexually active take birth control to prevent any possible pregnancies. Of course even with the help of contraception, there’s no 100% guarantee a girl can’t become impregnated, however the effectiveness of some birth control can reach about 99%. These days, the most common contraceptive used by teenagers are male condoms, which are sold at most drug stores; whereas other methods, like birth control
The topic of sex is nothing new in the category of taboos within many families. A factor that contributes to this taboo often stems from communication barriers. It is no surprise that parents as to why communication barriers when it comes to discussing sex with adolescents because the complex factors it embodies. A study done at the University of California identified that there were five themed topics that held parents back from speaking to their children about sex, which included innocence, perceived age appropriateness of the information, fear of others’ reaction, and parental discomfort (Stone, Ingham, & Gibbins). Our skit portrayed a 21st generation family that finds confronts topics regarding sex talk with their primary son and how it presumably
Parents also have to be aware of problems post adoption. Children are often asking many questions, such as “ Why did you chose to adopt me”, or “ Did my birth parents not love me?”. The role of an adoptive parent is rewarding, however it can be difficult. Children also often wonder why their parents left them. Being exposed to substances in the womb, such as alcohol and drugs, no structure in family environment, inadequate nutrition, and placement at an older age can all put a child at risk for these problems.
Monetary issues, unexpected pregnancy, and lack of motivation are also big contributors, according to Messacar and Oreopoulous (2013, page 56). Conflicts at home can be an issue because they can prevent the student from attending class entirely, perhaps due to having to watch over younger siblings, or, in abusive relationships, not being able to physically attend due to injury. Financial difficulties can prevent students from attending school especially in cases where the student has special needs. Lack of transportation, malnutrition, and being unable to participate in certain social aspects of school, like school sports, can all be linked to monetary issues. Pregnancy can be a frightening and difficult experience, even for the most prepared parents, so it is understandable that these feelings would be heightened in a possibly unexpected, unsupportive situation.
Introduction This paper will discuss the ensuing difficulties regarding teenage non-medical prescription drug use and the possible alternatives to reduce abuse in the youth population. Discussion There is an imperative need for parents to understand the physical and emotional problems their teens may be facing and get them the help they need to adequately and appropriately address the varying issues. Furthermore, most adults think of teen drug use as an outward expression of adolescent rebellion; a means to party and experiment. Moreover, parents are not aware that prescription drugs have become the latest and greatest way to do just that. “Many people ages 11 to 18 routinely take pills such as Vicodin, Percocet, Xanax, Klonopin, Adderal,