Teenage Pregnancy In Arizona

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According to the Guttmacher Institute, a study showed that in 2010, 51% of pregnancies in the state of Arizona were unintended; 23% of those pregnancies resulted in abortions. In the 2010, over half of all the pregnancies in the state of Arizona were an accident, or non-intended. The likelihood of those pregnancies were due to the lack of contraception use, misuse of contraception, and/or improper planning. Furthermore, those unintended pregnancies can have significant and negative consequences for women, their families and the economy in itself (2015, Guttmacher, Institute). The negative impact to the economy, is the increased burden on taxpayers due to the cost of the care of children placed in foster homes resulting from these unplanned…show more content…
Over exposure to sexually explicit material is becoming more of the “it” thing to do. With teens being exposed to sex on the internet, television, famous celebrities, and the social media, they are more prone to explore sex and other sexual activities. Even though we cannot watch every move that our teenagers are doing, the best thing we can do is to educate them about the risks of having unprotected sex and all the consequences that are associated with the choice to have unprotected sex. The relationship between teens and their parents can be summed up in two categories; either a great communication relationship, or a lack of communication between the teen and their parents. The teen who has a great communication relationship with their parents will feel comfortable talking to their parent about any sexual encounters and possibly getting the help they will need such as Oral Contraception Pills to avoid pregnancy. But, what about the teen that doesn’t have such a great communication relationship with their parents? These teens could be the ones that are getting pregnant which could be avoided with the correct use of Oral Contraception Pills. A suggested solution to this could be selling an FDA approved Oral Contraception Pill over the counter for easy access to the teen where she can take for herself in the privacy and comfort of her own privacy without the…show more content…
Before a patient purchases an OTC OCP, the recommendation should be to visit with a physician to determine which brand is right for the patient and to avoid any contraindications with any other medications. In the office visit, the physician can suggest a specific OCP that would work well with their other medications and the patient’s medical history. Just like a physician prescribing OTC Benadryl and Tylenol, these medications were discussed during an office visit and suggested by the physician; it is up to the patient to follow through with their
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