Birth Control Essay

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Caitlin Mcadam
English 3
April 16, 2013

Birth Control, Why be Frowned Upon?

Birth control is a way to prevent your daughter from having a kid as a kid, not a statement telling her that it is okay to freely have sex. If you know and understand that your daughter is having sex, wouldn’t you want the peace of mind that she is being safe, and protected? There are several ways to take birth control, and the doctor will choose the best method for the patient. Birth control has a 99% protection rate when taken as directed and also helps prevents some diseases such as certain types of cancers and endometriosis. Some parents don’t agree with birth control because they believe abstinence is 100% effective, but it is not always
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If the child has to hide the fact that they are on birth control or sexually active, it can become unsafe and may not be the most effective to prevent pregnancy. A parent’s involvement and support will broaden teen girl’s resources as well as her options for methods of contraception-(Haley). Instead of telling your daughter she is wrong for having sex, or yelling at her for being stupid, help her and support her. Yes, having the talk is hard, but the fact that some parents know the teen is doing it unprotected anyways, and doesn’t help, is very wrong. The parent should understand, and try to help the child be safe. When the teen becomes pregnant because she had no options available or her parents condemned her from having sex, her innocence and childhood is over. So as a parent, you should have these options available before it’s too late. Birth control actually has many benefits, and should not be feared by parents. One of the most common forms of contraception is the birth control pill. Taking the pill will offer a constant and consistent amount of protection against pregnancy when taken regularly and as prescribed-(Haley). Birth control comes in many forms, and the doctor will prescribe to you what’s best for your body and style. The pill is not a bad thing, and can be controlled by the girl taking it. The pill has also been shown to decrease the risk of osteoporosis, cervical cancers, and pelvic inflammatory
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