Effects Of Birth Control On Children

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When I was sixteen years old I asked my dad if he was okay with me going on birth control. Naturally he thought the worst, but that had nothing to do with why I wanted it. The reason that most female teens think about birth control is because of premenstrual syndrome -- a condition which causes migraines, cramps, and mood swings. Many people, like my father, disapprove of teens using birth control for moral and/ or religious reasons. Parents do not want their children to have birth control because they often feel that it is inappropriate and against their beliefs. Teens should be able to have easy access to birth control to assist with premenstrual syndrome, prevent unwanted pregnancies, and gain knowledge about safe sex. Secondly, the cost of birth control is becoming cheaper, so the financial issue is becoming less of a problem and free birth control is helping to drastically lower unwanted teen pregnancies and abortions. In New York State, birth control has become free for everyone, regardless of personal health insurance. On another note, comprehensive sex education regarding birth control, as well as how to use it effectively, can help teens more because if they become sexually active without knowing the risks, or how to effectively use birth control, this creates a greater risk of sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies. Why do teens want birth control? Most teens want to be protected from pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases if they

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