Argumentative Essay On Birth Control And Contraceptives

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Birth control in America has impacted society, religious views, and even education. There are different types of birth control and contraceptives. There is the hormonal way of birth control which consists of, “the pill”, the patch, or the NuvaRing. Barrier methods which are non-hormonal consist of condoms, spermicides, diaphragms, cervical caps, and sterilization. An Intrauterine Device (IUD) can also be used as a barrier and hormonal contraceptive. Natural methods of contraceptives such as abstinence, fertility awareness, or withdrawal are also used to prevent pregnancy. Lastly, an emergency contraceptive pill (Plan B) can be used, but this method can only be used 72 hours after unprotected sex and does not protect against STDs. Contraception…show more content…
Birth control supports premarital sex. Many religions do not allow premarital sex including the Catholic religion. In the Roman Catholic religion, any type of birth control it is strictly prohibited. At one moment in time, the Roman Catholic church and the Christians were on the same page with the birth control issue and how it was immoral. In the 1930s, the Christians and Catholics split, then some Christian religions accepted some types of birth control. Catholicism became even more strict on the subject. Pope Pius sent an encyclical to all bishops that any form of birth control is prohibited. In 1963, when hormonal birth control came into existence, the church summoned a papal commission. After a long meeting, the commission thought the church should accept it. Despite the conclusion, the church would not change their thoughts on birth control. In July 1968, Pope Paul VI wrote a very famous encyclical, Humanae Vitae. Humanae Vitae was written about marriage, responsible parenthood, and the rejection of artificial…show more content…
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