Birth Control : The Importance And Benefits Of Birth Control

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Birth Control: The Importance and Benefits Birth control was first invented in the 1960s and married women were the only ones allowed to use it, mainly to prevent pregnancy. It wasn’t until 1972 when the Supreme Court legalized birth control to everyone (“A Brief History of Birth Control in the U.S.”, N.P). Today, many women use birth control for many reasons, not just to prevent pregnancy. Birth control can be used for a number of things, such as help with their menstrual cycle, help and/or prevent acne, the most popular one, to prevent unwanted pregnancies (“Benefits & Advantages of Birth Control”, N.P) and lastly it will help them have a better life through education (“Birth Control Has Expanded Opportunity”, 1-2). But, many times adolescent girls can’t use them because they lack their parents’ consent. There are many negative myths about birth control that cause parents not allowing their daughters to take any form of them. Due to that, people use false information to decide their choice about adolescent girls being on birth control. Should adolescent girls that are a proper age (15-17) need their parents’ consent? There are a series of benefits to using birth control and adolescent girls should have the right to purchase them without the consent of their parents. To start, many adolescent girls experience irregular and/or heavy menstrual periods that come with menstrual cramps. Some also experience hormone imbalances and taking birth control can help regulate those

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