A young woman is made once she’s able to think for herself and is experiencing changes in her body. Once this occurs she should be able to care for herself without others acknowledging it unless she wants them to know. Teenagers and birth control are a controversial topic, however, it’s a debate where the voices of teenage girls should be the main source. In many cases, young women are looked down upon and feel they have no other choice than to hide or face the punishments (such as criticism or even being grounded by their parents) given by society when coming out about using birth control. Girls should be able to obtain birth control without parents consent at the age of 15; not only is it their body, it’s a beneficial drug when it comes to medical reasons and avoiding teenage pregnancies.
The process of obtaining birth control includes getting a prescription and purchasing them if your insurance doesn’t cover them. These pills should be taken daily and need to be purchased monthly depending on the brand. According to Planned Parenthood, “When used perfectly, the pill is 99% effective. But when it comes to real life, the pill is about 91% effective because it can be hard to be perfect”. This means that the drug has a strict dosage but is reliable if the necessary requirements are followed. Any woman who has good consistency and has the money to purchase the drug should be able to obtain without problems whatsoever. After all, they shouldn’t be restricted to certain ages
In the United States, twenty six states allow minors, defined as children twelve and older, to consent to contraceptive services; Michigan allows some minors, such as those who are married or have previously been pregnant, to consent; four states have no standing laws or policy (“An Overview” 1-2). The contraceptive access also varies across the country. Some states require comprehensive sexual education and for teens to be able to access contraceptives. Some lean more towards abstinence only education in the hopes teens will steer away from sexual activities. There are also scattered clinics where teens can receive birth control. For many parents, this term conjures up images of teenage sex or pregnancy, which can cause them to ignore its
Birth control is currently only available through prescription and some Americans want to change that, but that may not be in the best interest of the majority. There are flaws to both sides of the argument, keeping birth control prescription only and having it become over the counter. However, keeping this contraceptive off the shelves for anyone to purchase seems like the more logical response to this phenomenon.
Women spend over 37 million dollars on birth control annually, making it one of the most prescribed drugs on the market. 10,540,000 women are currently on some type of orally ingested birth control. Although only a few side effects are harmful, there are some rare cases of death from birth control. 23 women in the United States died from the common birth control pill, Yaz or Yasmin, just in this past year. So how safe are women that take this?
Teens should be allowed to purchase birth control without parental consent because many parents agree that their child is mature to make the decision on their own. The author of “Contrceptive should be available to teens without parental consent claims that birth control is a freedom of fundamental human rights.” If teens are making the decision to have sex without parental consent birth control should be the same when it comes to protecting themselves against pregnancy and other life changing decisions. Furthermore, many teens are not open when it comes to talking to their parents about sex not to mention birth control. Birth control should be attained without parental consent unless the individual decides if her parents should be involved.
In the United States 50% of pregnancies are unplanned. Is birth control not easy enough to get? Since 1960 the birth control pill has been approved for contraceptive use. However, women haven't been able to get a hold of the contraceptive without a doctor's prescription. The law has been the same since the pill came out, shouldn't their be a change? The distribution of birth control pills behind the counter would be beneficial to many women's lives. The pill being more easy to get would make busy women's lives easier, as they wouldn't have to go to the doctor to get the prescription. This form of contraceptive is also safe with little to no side effects with more benefits. The biggest thing that the pill would change is prevention of unplanned pregnancy, but money is holding all of this back.
Oral contraceptive has been a controversial topic for years. Oral contraceptives are a common form of birth control. Birth control is used to prevent pregnancy by blocking a male’s sperm from fertilizing a female’s egg. Women take birth control to prevent pregnancy. Also, teen women can prevent unwanted pregnancies by having access to over the counter birth control pills. Birth control pills should be available without a prescription.
Parents should be supportive to the child no matter what the situation can be or how hard it is to understand. The guardians of the minor have the right to know where they go and with whom they spend time with. This does not necessarily mean they can decide when their child should be ready to be sexually active. Regardless, it is going to occur when they feel that the moment is right. Birth control is not only valuable in protecting young teens getting pregnant, but also has its health advantages. To add to that, the child may want to begin taking birth control before they do so, but it becomes a very uncomfortable and awkward topic for a child to discuss with their parents. There are many unsupportive parents that become sensitive to this topic, and may deny birth control to their daughters. In other words, birth control should be available to teenage girls without parental consent.
The Center for Disease Control conducted a study on contraceptive use; their findings concluded “four out of five women have used birth control pills” during one point of their lives (Basset). Birth control pills have been around for over six decades, and their popularity has significantly increased during the past decade. Thousands of sexually-active women are turning to birth control pills as a way to prevent unplanned pregnancy, regulate periods, and to control acne. Nonetheless, birth control pills are synthetic hormones that influence the female body in severe ways. In fact, doctors and media are not presenting the menaces of consuming birth control pills in women; instead, they disguise the risks with commercials of synchronized
Teen girls between the ages of 15 and 18 should be able to receive birth control and contraceptive without the consent of their parents because most believe that’s a good mature age. Birth control is a crucial factor in preventing pregnancies. Birth control motivates young females to be responsible and have knowledge about their sexual health and also have control on their general health. After interviewing
To tell the truth, I think that now I feel more comfortable in public speaking than for the first speech I did. It is important to see that when you keep doing something, the more you have a lot more confidence in yourself. I learned a lot in this course of communication and at the same time thanks to this class I can use all the acquired communication skills. Overall, from my persuasive speech on birth control in schools, I would say that I improved a lot. I need to have more calm and confidence to do things better.
Within the pro-choice world there are many issues that are discussed like abortion, the instant where life begins and the use of contraceptives. This article will focus on not only the issue of using of contraceptives, but specifically the distribution of oral contraceptives (“the pill”) to teenage girls without their parent’s consent.
Seven hundred fifty thousand teenagers, ages fifteen to nineteen, become pregnant each year (“Facts”). Teenage birth specialists have often debated whether or not teenagers should have access to birth control and other contraceptives. Although some people think teenagers having birth control will promote promiscuity, birth control should be accessible to teens because they will put themselves at a higher risk for disease and pregnancy without it, and more teenage girls would get a high school diploma with it.
To get the ball rolling, we all know that taking birth control comes with a price, just like any other daily necessity. Some women have a challenging time acquiring these preventable contraceptives due do cost and accessibility. A variety of contraceptives are currently available to women in the US. Including hormone pills, IUD’s, patches, emergency contraception, and implants. The most common types being the pill and IUD’s. Some women prefer taking a pill every day, while others prefer having an IUD put in that can last up to twelve years. How much does all this cost? According to Kimberley Palmer, a writer for the US News, pill users can cost between $15 to $50 a month, depending on what time of health care coverage you have. On a
While trying to get a contraceptive women also have to consider some factors. Such as smoking, drinking, STI’s, age, health risks, ethics, financial status, having kids in the future and so many other issues that women have to think about and consider. Therefore, not all contraceptives are made for different ages.
Having children is such an amazing thing many women embrace. I cannot say the same thing about an unplanned pregnancy. The invention of birth control was such an amazing invention because; it allowed women to have an option of just advoiding pregnancy, until they are ready. Tuesday, September 19th, Highland Family Planning made a visit to Nazareth College for the Campus Safety Week event. Highland Family Planning (HFP) offers so much to the community. They specialize in affordable and confidential birth control services, as well as STD testing and treatment, pregnancy testing and even counseling. They do not only offer services to women, they also see men and teenagers.