Not to mention, the cost of birth control when not covered by insurance is extremely costly. Birth control should be free for women because most women cannot afford yearly birth control or their insurance will not cover it completely. Since there have been so many studies confirming how beneficial birth control is for a woman’s health, they should not have to pay such costly prices in order to prevent life changing illnesses.
We have all heard the stories about the rise in teenage pregnancies, girls dropping out of school to care for their newborns, and even those who get pregnant on purpose. This new trend is everywhere. Most parents fail to have the “talk” with their children and are left without the proper education regarding sex until its too late. With the current rates of teenage pregnancy correlated with the current rates of spreading epidemics of STD’s and HIV/AIDS, steps should be taken in an effort to aid the situation. Schools are a main source of information and education for teens, and are in a unique position that can provide adolescents with knowledgeable skills and understanding that promote sexual health. With consistent speculation surrounding
Would you want your young teens accessing birth control and medical attention without your permission or knowledge? Earlier this month, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced that the state’s teen birth rate dropped 40% between 2009 and 2013. California and Oregon are two states that have passed laws to expand access to contraceptives. In those states, you can get birth control pills straight from your pharmacy without a prescription. The changes will go into effect this October in California and in Oregon, next January. This will make it easier for women to get birth control discreetly.
In some cases women who abort pregnancies do it because at that specific moment in their life they are just not ready for a baby but look forward to having one at a later date in their life. Surgery for one is costly and secondly and most importantly once a sterilization of a female is complete it is highly unlikely for this process to be reversed. In the case that a responsible female takes the proper precautions by using a condom or taking a pill and still ends up with an unwanted pregnancy should she drop out of school get a job at McDonalds work for minimum wage and raise a baby in poverty or should she post pone her getting a baby get an education first then, when she is more capable to raise and manage a happy and healthy baby do so?
Stephanie Valerio Anna Henson Eng 102-007 11 November 2015 Why Birth Control Should Be Free Women have been using birth control methods for over thousands of years. Today, we have various effective birth control methods available to woman. Such as the pill, patch, shot, or IUD. Birth control is a safe way to prevent pregnancy. You can purchase birth control at your doctor’s office, planned parenthood, a clinic, or a public health care provider. They will first discuss your medical history with you, then check your blood pressure and finally you will discuss which birth control method is right for you, and they will send you on your way with your prescription. Birth control can be purchased at your local drugstore and costs up to 50 dollars. In a lot of cases though, young girls and even older women cannot afford or access these types of birth control. There are concerns about being unemployed which results in no income coming in for birth control, lack of health insurance the woman may have and whether or not the woman can afford having a child, even more during an economic crisis. By having women’s birth control free it will not only decrease the chances of abortion, help women financially , help with women’s menstrual cycle, and also by lowering the teen pregnancy rate, and having them have the power to decide when they want to have children. Many people can argue that the government shouldn’t have to provide another free service and that the cost
Worrying about getting pregnant is a pain that everyone who is sexually active has to face, or should face. The question is, who does that burden of worrying about getting pregnant fall on. As evidence will show, women take most of the burden or responsibility when it comes to providing contraception during sex. Women have more invested when it comes to sex due to the consequences that result from failing to protect against pregnancy. Looking at the burden of contraception in four different ways, the time involved, the cost of birth control, the physical side effects of contraception, and the effect due to failure of contraception.
This is one way that I think is acceptable to have an abortion. To have an abortion because you are not responsible enough to use protection, that is you own ignorance. You should be mature enough to handle your own responsibility. It is not the fault of the fetus you are killing that should have to pay for your ignorance. Not only are you killing a living being, you are also effecting your own body as well. I have a friend, 21, that has already had four abortions. She does not use any form of birth control. She told me, “It doesn’t feel good when using a condom.” I told her there are other forms of birth control out there, such as the birth control pill. No, it is not a hundred percent accurate, but it is much better than having unprotected sex the way she does. She then answered me by telling me that she has tried but would always forget to take it. This, to me, is a form of irresponsibility. After having the last abortion, she called me up crying. She said that the doctor told her it is not healthy to have more than two abortions and by her having four already, he can predict one of two things. Either she will not be able to have children at all in the future or she will have complications becoming pregnant because of her weak uterus not being able to hold the baby. This may cause the death of the child as well as her life while having the baby.
Birth control has been a controversial topic since the 1960’s, when the pill arose on the scene and gained popularity. Men and women of certain religious faiths have sought to prevent other women from using birth control. However, most women want to be able to choose when the time is right for them to have a child. This is why birth control is essential, because it allows women and couples in general the freedom to choose and plan their families. In many cases the need to control women by controlling their access to birth control goes all the way to the federal government. The federal government determines what types of birth control are allowed on the market and who has access to them. Some Presidential administrations look more kindly
Griswold vs. Connecticut The legalization of Birth Control Ashley Barreras August 10, 2015 Political Science Imagine living in a world where birth control did not exist or was considered illegal to all women. This is the reality that women from our history dealt with for many years. Until the year 1965 birth control was banned for women living in the state of Connecticut. Whether married or unmarried the simple right of contraception, or asking a pharmacist about preventing pregnancy was illegal. This law prohibiting the practice of contraception was changed with the help of birth control activist such as Estelle Griswold. Griswold appealed the law in the popularly known case of Griswold vs. Connecticut. Her claim for legalized birth control helped changed the future for women living in the state of Connecticut. The revised law gave married women the freedom and privacy to take charge of their bodies and prevent unwanted pregnancies with the practice of birth control.
She may have been raped or there might be a health risk affecting the mother and/or baby. In other words, women need to have the choice to proceed with their pregnancy or not.
“One of my favorite moments is when a guy, at a certain point in a relationship says something desperately hopeful like, ‘Are you on the pill? ‘ I simply say, ‘No are you?” (Roxane Gay). Back in 1967 trying to terminate a baby was illegal. The only thing they were able to use was condoms to prevent catching any diseases. If anyone were to try and find a way of a form of birth control you would be prosecuted. In 1972 is when they legalized birth control for citizens in the country. Ater legalizing birth control, in the 1990s along came the Depo shot, female condom, Plan B, and more. In 2013 Plan B was a emergency contraceptive that you can get over the counter and no longer needed a doctor's prescription. Birth control is the practice of preventing
Contraception is a critical issue for women of all ages and social class because the decision to have a baby impacts a woman’s physical, mental, and emotional health. Contraception is also very costly and is an expense that a woman primarily shoulders. Not every employer’s health insurance plan provides benefits for prescription contraceptives and devices. A personal survey of 50 adults with varying types of insurance plans, asked if their health insurance plans provided coverage for birth control, Viagra, or abortion. Everyone surveyed maintain that his plan provides coverage for Viagra, a sexual enhancement drug, and abortion. The same survey showed that 26% of the insurance plans do not provide benefits for Food and Drug
Rape is a horrible situation to A responsible woman takes birth control to ensure that she doesn’t get pregnant. What if the birth control methods that she uses fail? The pill fails, the condom fails, the cap fails, or the IUD fails. Fact is, contraceptive failure led to 1.6 to 2 million of the 3.3 million unwanted pregnancies in the United States in 1987 (Lunneborg, 2009). Many woman thought they were being responsible by using birth control. When pregnancy occurs through no fault of the woman abortion should be covered by insurance.
If the women was depending on birth control and ends up being pregnant, then she should have the option to abort. In the article,”Contraceptive implant alert: Hundreds of women fall pregnant after birth control fails,” it says that one form of birth control lead to 1,607 complaints about the implant going wrong and another form, which is a long-term contraceptive implant, lead to hundreds of women becoming pregnant. The NHS tried to make amends for it by paying the women a large amount of money but that still doesn't prevent them from having a child. A female should still have a variety of options and not just depend on birth control to prevent them from getting pregnant.
Barbara Burton Professor Singh English 111 November 13, 2012 Should Teenagers Have Access to Birth Control? Teenagers are still growing and learning. Sometimes we forget that they are making choices that can affect their whole life. Yes, we are here to teach them and to guide them in making decisions that will help shape their future. Are they going to make mistakes? Are they going to regret some of their choices? Are they going to wish that they had listened to their parents at times that they didn’t? I’m pretty sure that we made mistakes as teenagers and decisions that we wish we could change. I know that some made worse choices than others but, we have all made poor choices at one time or another even as adults. I definitely feel that