Schools Providing Contraception For Children

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Schools Providing Contraception
When a teenage girl sees that small pink plus sign on a pregnancy test, many things begin to run through her mind. “What am I going to tell my parents and boyfriend? How is this going to affect me? How will my friends and family react? What about my education and future? How did this happen to me? What could I have done to prevent this?” Most teenagers have sex without being protected. Whether they’re embarrassed or afraid of being seen, it results in a lot of teenage pregnancies. However, there is a way teenage girls can get the needed protection without being seen or embarrassed. High schools should provide condoms, birth control, sex education classes, and individual counseling to students who ask for
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However, some people believe the opposite. The purpose of birth control and condoms was never meant to be murderous or insulting to people. Birth control and condoms was meant to stop the chance of overpopulation and keep children safe. Overpopulating the world and having too many children running around was very unsafe for children.
Teenagers are sometimes incapable of getting the proper protection that is needed. Edwin J. Delatrre believes there are barriers. “Several barriers of birth control and condom access and use stand in a teenager’s way. These barriers may include some if not all of the following: peer or partner pressure, fear of loss of relationship, fear of decreased sexual pleasure, cultural expectations for gender related behavior and roles, denial of sexual activity, alcohol and drugs which impair judgment, anxiety about being seen by a parent of friends while purchasing condoms or birth control, the expenses, one-third of stores keep condoms and birth control behind the counter where teenagers must ask for them, only thirteen percent of stores have signs that clearly mark where contraceptives are shelved, adolescent girls asking for assistance encounter resistance or condemnation from store clerks forty percent of the time, and many more reasons” With these barriers, it makes it nearly impossible for teenagers to receive the proper protection, thus causing sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS, HIV, and
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