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.
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.
When you tell a teenager not to do something, they 're probably going to do it anyways. With 48% of today 's teens having sex, the step should be made to inform teens how to handle unwanted pregnancies with contraception. Comprehensive sex education, which teaches students about methods used to prevent pregnancy and STD 's, should be taught instead. Comprehensive special-education teaches teenagers about realistic methods to prevent pregnancies and STDs. The program teaches teens the responsibility of sex while also saying it 's OK to remain abstinent.
School sex education programs are not only responsible for providing information for high school students, but to also provide those students with knowledge that they can carry beyond their high school years. So, whether the student is currently engaging in sex or not, they are still being served an injustice by the educational system because at some point in their life, they probably will become sexual active. When that time comes, they need to know how to keep themselves safe and healthy because the moral dilemma of whether having premarital sex is right or wrong should not be left to the school or the state. The education system’s duty is to merely provide education and guidance. There are 900,000 teenage (between ages 15 and 19) pregnancies a year, with 78% of them being unplanned (Richards).
This quotation goes to shows that by not teaching young women the responsibilties of their sexiality they will become what society considers sluts. Both of the quotes I have chosen show that there are many reasons to wanting to teach young adults about safe sex. They must learn about safe sex to avoid disgracing their families,large fines and or punishments. While transitioning from children to adults both children must learn to care not just for themselves but also their families. Saitoti writes, “Circumcision means a break between childhood and adulthood.
Teen pregnancy affects both of the teen parents families. Because, of the lack of supervision and the easy access to condoms and birth control I say we teach kids the different aspects to help prevent teen pregnancy. What teen pregnancy does to the welfare of the child as far as getting government assistance and some options the teen parents have that can affect their lives. Teen pregnancy is pregnancy in human females under the age of 20. The people that teen pregnancy can effect is the people that are expecting the baby and their lives.
It also includes things like: STDs, contraception, teen pregnancy. B. While both methods seek to reduce teenage pregnancy, STDs, and other consequences of sexual activity, the ways both go about it are vastly different. 1. Comprehensive sexual education is the education plan that teaches topics such as, but are not limited to: human sexuality, puberty, reproductive anatomy, and sexual health.
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.
Parents would make their teenager consider an abortion or adoption because they can’t afford to take care of another child and wouldn’t have the time to help raise it. They look at these options as an easy way out and for their teenager to finish growing up without caring for another human being. These options put strands on family relationships and make it a little more stressful to deal with. Most teenagers hide their pregnancy because they are scared of their parents. Some teenagers are scared to talk to their parents about sex and teen pregnancy because of how they would react.