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Emergency Contraception - Emergency Contraception There are many myths surrounding the use of emergency contraception. The question of what it is and when to use it is just a fraction of the controversy surrounding this arguably new practice. Emergency contraception is a method of preventing pregnancy after the act of unprotected sexual intercourse. It does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases. However, emergency contraception can not be obtained without a prescription. Why does the US government not trust women with the choice of making sure they do not get pregnant after having unprotected sex....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Gendering of Contraception - Gendering of Contraception Would you like to be on the receiving end of a snakeskin condom. Men and women have been using birth control for thousands of years. Typically though if you look to the past there has been a big difference in how and why contraception was used for the opposite sexes. Focus on actual birth control in history was mainly up to the woman, while men's contraception was focused on preventing disease. This can be taken back to one of the earliest known uses of the condom....   [tags: Women's Health, Health, Birth Control] 320 words
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Artificial Contraception - There are many forms of artificial contraception. I am going to discuss some of those forms and the Church’s opinion. Condoms, or rubbers, are shaped like a balloon and are made of a special kind of rubber. Condoms prevent sperm from reaching the cervix. They are placed over the male’s erect penis before intercourse. They are 80-90% effective. No prescription is needed to use them. They protect against STD’s. They are more protective in preventing AIDS, then preventing pregnancy. They are not fully effective because they can break, have defects, be slippery, or it can be too old....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Controversy Surrounding Oral Contraception - ... Consequently, this meant that many of the public’s expectations had not been met. Claims of the contraceptive pill being able to improve the quality of genetics scientifically, failed to prove true. The reason for this ‘failure’ is that women did not embrace the pill as a tool of population control or financial assistance. Instead, it was embraced as a tool which enabled freedom. Being able to control one's fertility was not an aspect valued to only lower class women. In fact, middle class women were the first to accept the pill as their method of contraception and those who had undergone higher education were also found to be more receptive to the pill (Marks V L 2001)....   [tags: Women's Health]
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The Catholic Church's View on Contraception - Contraception is the deliberate prevention of conception or impregnation by various drugs, techniques, or devices – also more famously known as birth control. This research paper will examine the views of both the Catholic Church and the view that opposes the Catholic Church on this practice. Each view will be examined thoroughly with the reasoning behind each unique view. The Catholic Church’s view on contraception is simple. They believe that any act of sex must be both unitive and procreative Birth control, by any means or techniques will halt the procreative process and over time diminish the unity created by sex (Catechism)....   [tags: Religion]
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Contraception and the Catholic Church - ... Due to the over production of birth control, especially in the Western hemisphere, Pope Paul VI issued his mandate on the use of birth control. Based on interviews with several Catholic women, especially those living in western countries such as Latin America, many reveal their use of birth control at some point in their life to plan their families (Huffington Post). The Church also supported a double-edged stance on sex in marriage by teaching us that it is the right and natural thing to do and it is an expression of love and affection between married couples (Smith)....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Controversy Control And Contraception - ... There were also several types of contraceptives available, from condoms, sponges, diaphragms and cervical caps. (American Experience: The Pill Timeline 2001) Also in the 1870’s contraceptives began to be linked with moral degradation. Anthony Comstock was a Christian and was appalled by what he was seeing in the streets of New York, he believed the streets were filled with prostitution and pornography. “Comstock was certain that the availability of contraceptives alone promoted lust and lewdness....   [tags: Religion]
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Compulsory Contraception Coverage Is Common Sense - ... Yet it is clear that they save the government large amounts of money in what would otherwise be treatment costs for AIDs and other diseases spread by sharing needles (Tempalski). The same is true for contraception coverage, which is extremely cost effective. A study by the Guttmacher Institute found that “public expenditures for family planning care not only help women to achieve their childbearing goals, but they also save public dollars: Our calculations indicate that for every $1 spent, $4.02 is saved” (Frost, 1)....   [tags: Health Care]
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Contraception and Its Role in Regeneration - "Contraception and Its Role in Regeneration" Contraception is a word commonly used in society today. With hundreds of types, brands, and methods of contraception available, it is hard to imagine a world without it or one in which it was against the law. However, decades ago at the turn of the 20th century, birth control was not easy to get or looked upon as socially acceptable. It was during the First World War that society began to see the emergence of contraception and its acceptance. Readers can also see its emergence in Regeneration on page 128, as Billy Prior propositions his new love interest by stating he "always paddles with me boots on," a reference to the fact that he, as an army man, always wears contraception when having intercourse....   [tags: Birth Control Pregnancy Essays]
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Contraception Defies God's Will - Contraception Defies God's Will      The use of contraception was never as widely proclaimed and exhibited as it is now. The use of contraception has become so mainstream, that it is now “normal” for even teens to use these contraceptives. Schools promote the use of this once taboo practice of artificial birth control, and partake in the distribution of condoms amongst students. This is a clear example of how modern society and its practices can change the way people act morally and physically....   [tags: Morals Birth Control Argumentative Essays] 663 words
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Contraception “WHICH ONE?” - Contraception “WHICH ONE?” There are many forms of contraception. Contraception is a form of birth control. Although, some methods of contraception also protect from STD‘s (sexual transmitted diseases). How well birth control works depends on a number of factors. These include medical conditions, or are people taking any drugs prescribed or not. Whether it is convenient, or if it causes any side effects. The main forms of contraception in order of the most commonly used through out the world....   [tags: Papers] 951 words
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Sexual Revolution and Methods of Contraception - Sexual Revolution and Methods of Contraception Birth Control and Contraceptives The sexual revolution introduced a whole new idea of controlled births and the use of different forms of birth control. Contraceptives have been used since the time of the ancient Egyptians, but the sexual revolution introduced a whole new form and more efficient way to prevent conception of a child. The use of contraceptives helped control the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, lowered the percentage of illegitimate children, and reduced the risk of pregnancy....   [tags: Sex Protection Condoms Safe Essays History]
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Emergency Contraception in the United States Today - Emergency Contraception in the United States Today In a world today where unplanned or unintended pregnancies occur in exuberant numbers there is a great need for a solution. Emergency contraception is one that comes to mind. In the United States approximately 3.2 million of the total six million annual pregnancies are accidental, half of these ending in abortion (Lindberg, 1997). Eighty percent of teen pregnancies are unintended, and each year, one in nine young women aged 15-19 become pregnant; more than half become mothers....   [tags: Papers] 1682 words
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Response of Law to New Technology: Contraception - The rapid advances in science and medicine since 1950, and especially the advances in computer technology since 1980, have revolutionized the way society functions. It is widely recognized that our society is making a transition from the industrial manufacturing age to an information age. In contrast, the U.S. Constitution and most of our common law was written when people lived in an agrarian economy prior to 1850. Law has been slow to adapt to the choices posed by technology. While I believe that knowledge, opportunities, and choices are inherently Good, there are the possibilities of (1) prohibiting or restricting use of new technologies for no good reason or (2) of misusing technology to harm people....   [tags: essays research papers] 1263 words
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Religious Arguments Concerning Contraception and Abortion - Contraception: A means of stopping conception (pregnancy) taking place by chemical or mechanical means. There are a variety of viewpoints on contraception from the different Christian churches. Most couples in modern society feel the need to control the numbers of children that they have. The Roman Church teaches that all artificial (chemical or barrier) are wrong as the primary reason for sexual intercourse should be to have children. However the RC church does not condemn natural family planning which means that the woman is aware of the times when she is fertile and the times that she is not....   [tags: Persuasive Essays, Argumentative Essay] 711 words
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Cause and Effect Essay - Emergency Contraception Causes Abortion - Emergency Contraception Causes Abortion       Brown University associate professor of medicine, Ralph Miech, M.D., Ph.D., stated the abortive nature of EC in the Providence Journal on August 3, 1998: "This type of pill causes an abortion. From a pharmacologic perspective, this type of pill should be called an 'abortion-after pill'."   The question must be asked: "How is this contraception?" Women are being falsely led to believe that these pills are contraceptive in nature. But one of their common and intended modes of action is to prevent the development of the embryo, resulting in his or her death....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]
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Irresponsible Attitudes Toward Intimacy and Contraception in Teens - Irresponsible Attitudes Toward Intimacy and Contraception in Teens When it became clear that HIV/AIDS was beginning to seriously affect the heterosexual community, greater numbers of individuals began practicing safe sex or abstinence. In addition to self-reports, one indicator that this was true of teens as well as adults was declining teen pregnancy rates. Those rates, however, began rising again in the late 1980s after years of decline. Teens are typically greater risk takers than their adult counterparts and it is clear that many teens are again practicing irresponsible sexual behavior, having numerous consequences including teen pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS....   [tags: Papers] 1605 words
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How the Pill Affects Your Body - How the Pill Affects Your Body Every night at 11 p.m., the alarm clock in 21-year-old Natacha’s* one-bedroom apartment goes off. It isn’t a signal to wake her up from a quick nap to write a paper or do some reading, but a reminder that it is time to take her birth control. As soon as it goes off her live-in boyfriend of three years, Julian, brings her a pill and a glass of water. “In the beginning Julian used to call me at 11 to remind me to take my pill,” said Natacha, who had a long distance relationship with him during the first two years they were dating....   [tags: Birth Control Contraception Pregnancy Essays] 1410 words
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Choosing A Contraceptive - Choosing A Contraceptive A Reprint from FDA Consumer Magazine Printed December 1993. This reprint contains revisions made in December 1993. This article originally appeared in the September 1993 FDA Consumer. PUBLICATION NO. (FDA) 94-1213 Choosing a method of birth control is a highly personal decision based on individual preferences, medical history, lifestyle, and other factors. Each method carries with it a number of risks and benefits of which the user should be aware....   [tags: Papers] 2470 words
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Introduction to Contraceptive Equity - ... Some opposition to contraceptive equity is due to what some companies may think is additional costs to health insurance premiums. Netter (2001) stated that “Business groups worry about the cost ramifications…this has potential to be an added burden on companies already struggling to deal with soaring health care premiums” (p. 105). However, many studies show that there is cost savings to employers who provide contraceptive coverage. Kaunitz, A., & Shields, W. (2005) found that “use of any contraceptive method…results in financial savings and health gains, with most of the financial savings and health gains due to the reduction in unintended pregnancies” (p....   [tags: Health Care, Politics, Government] 1988 words
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Why High Schools Need To Provide Sex/Contraceptive Classes - There has always been a lot of controversy over the education of contraceptives and sex being included in the high school curriculum. However, as parents, mentors, and leaders that these children look up to we have an obligation to these children. Providing a contraceptive/sex education class to high schoo students would be so beneficial. It would ensure that they are being educated correctly and not by other kids their same age. The United States has one of the highest rates when it comes to teen pregnancy, and one of the highest rates of teen births....   [tags: sex education, education, argumentative, persuasiv]
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Muscle Contraction - The nervous system performs its functions as neurons (nerve cells that transmit nerve impulses) innervate muscle structures. For a muscle to contract, the nervous system must first receive sensory inputs. During this process, sensory neurons take nerve impulses from sensory receptors in the skin and other organs to the central nervous system (i.e. brain and spinal cord) in response to external and internal stimuli. For example, to open a book by arm muscle contraction, continual sensory input to the central nervous system from the eyes and hands must be made to inform the position of the book....   [tags: Biology] 447 words
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Argumentative Speech on Baseball Contraction - Baseball Contraction will only hurt the Game I. Introduction A.     Baseball is the American pastime and has been played for over 125 years. B.     It is an organization that has teams in both the United States and Canada and it also boasts players from countries all over the world. C.     It is also a league that has been criticized for giving its players absurd contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Internal Preview--Major League Baseball is a multi-billion dollar organization with aristocrat billionaire owners and the most powerful union organization ever in the Major League Baseball Players Association....   [tags: essays research papers] 834 words
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Contraction and Spread of Streptococcus pyogenes - Contraction and Spread of Streptococcus pyogenes Abstract: Streptococcus pyogenes is a very common bacteria found in humans. It is very transmissible and can be caught through the air via coughing or sneezing. This form of Strep. illness is referred to as Streptococcal pharyngitis, also known as Strep. throat, which can complicate into Scarlet Fever. It is also possible to be infected through abrasions of the skin, which can result in cellulitis, impetigo, or even necrotizing fasciitis. Aside from human to human contact, these bacteria can also be found in unpasteurized milk....   [tags: Biomedical Bacteria Step Throat] 1340 words
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Expansion and Contraction of Materials - Expansion and Contraction of Materials When most materials are heated they expand and this increase their volume. One example of expansion is the fitting of the starter ring gear to the flywheel. The gear is heated until it expands sufficiently to pass over the rim of the flywheel, and when it is cool the gear tries to return to its original size, this gripping the flywheel with considerable force. All metals do not expand equally when heated through the same range of temperature, e.g. aluminium alloy expands more than cast iron; copper and brass expand more than mild steel....   [tags: Papers] 902 words
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The Possible Mechanisms of Scrapie Contraction - The Possible Mechanisms of Scrapie Contraction Scrapie was first discovered in Great Britain in the late 1900’s. The first case of scrapie in the United States was found in Michigan in 1947 when the flock owner had imported sheep of British origin several years prior. Since then scientists have researched to find the cause of the scrapie agent that are classified as transmissible spongiform encephalopathy. At the present, scientists have presented three main theories that explain why the scrapie agent holds a dangerous threat against its host and how it elicits its symptoms....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical]
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Action of Myofibrils In Muscular Contraction and ATP as an Energy Source for Muscular Contraction - Action of Myofibrils In Muscular Contraction and ATP as an Energy Source for Muscular Contraction Abstract: The objective of this research was to determine how myofibrils and ATP are involved and/or altered in muscular contraction. I analyzed the structure of myofibrils and their subunits of myosin and actin. I then determined that myosin shortens actin, carrying out a muscular contraction, by forming cross-bridges between the myosin heads and the actin filaments. I also discovered how ATP is used in muscular contraction and then replaced by undergoing a reaction with PCr....   [tags: Biology Muscle]
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The Morning After Pill - Unintended pregnancy continues to be a growing controversy in the United States. There are many women and female adolescents that are faced with unintended pregnancies. Many have to decide whether to continue with their pregnancy or end their pregnancy. The most common method used to end an unintended pregnancy is by an abortion. However, many women and especially adolescents are not aware of an alternative method used to prevent an unintended pregnancy called Emergency Contraception (EC). This paper will explore unintended pregnancy, EC, pro-emergency contraception and anti-emergency contraception opinions....   [tags: reproductive health]
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The Morning After Pill - Unintended pregnancy continues to be a growing argument in the United States. There are many young women and female that is faced with unintended pregnancies. Many have to decide whether to keep their pregnancy or end their pregnancy. The most common method used to terminate an unintended pregnancy is by an abortion. However, many females and especially teenagers are not aware of another method used to prevent an unintended pregnancy called Emergency Contraception (EC). This paper will explore unintended pregnancy, EC, pro-emergency contraception and anti-emergency contraception opinions....   [tags: Birth Control]
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Emergency and Oral Contraceptives - Emergency and Oral Contraceptives Contraception is the intentional prevention of conception or pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse. Contraceptives are more than 99 percent effective, and I believe they are a reliable form of birth control. Men and women want contraception in one form or another that is safe, effective, affordable, and easy to use. Today, more than ever, we have a variety of choices that meet these needs (Winikoff 1). Emergency contraception has been available for more than 25 years and could prevent 1.7 million unintended pregnancies and 800,000 abortions each year in the U.S....   [tags: Birth Control Expository Essays]
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Margaret Sanger’s Planned Parenthood - Margaret Sanger’s Planned Parenthood During a time in which white supremacy was being challenged by an ever-increasing African population, a woman named Margaret Sanger “sought to purify America’s breeding stock and purge America’s bad stains” (Planned Parenthood). She set out to establish the American Birth Control League, which eventually became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). Sanger’s actions provoked much controversy because at the time not only was contraception illegal in the United States, but it was denounced by almost every major religious denomination (Contraception History)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]
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Pregnancy Prevention - Pregnancy Prevention Introduction: Pregnancy is not always a planned or wanted event in peoples lives, and so we have man made ways to prevent pregnancy from happening. Everyone has the freedom of choice, both male and female, so therefore there are both male and female methods of contraception. There is an expansive range of contraception methods world wide, and they can be as extreme as being operated on, such as having a tubal ligation or a vasectomy. The more minor options are using condoms or taking a type of contraceptive pill....   [tags: Papers] 1839 words
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Sexual Healthcare on Campus - Sexual Healthcare on Campus missing works cited Forking over $40 for a consultation plus another $20 for the Plan B pill at Planned Parenthood was a small price to pay for the peace of mind it afforded her once the whole ordeal was behind her. “After a night of bad decision making, I knew it was time to make some good ones,” Lisa said. “I knew I had to get tested for STD’s and HIV, and I also wanted to take emergency contraception, just in case. I knew it would make me feel better and as they say ‘better safe than sorry.’” After the trek to the closest Planned Parenthood facility for the emergency contraception pill, Lisa, an undergrad at Northeastern University, then made her way cross town to Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for the walk-in hours of the Sexually Transmitted Disease Unit....   [tags: Medicine Medical College Essays] 1725 words
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Teen Pregnancy - ... From 1972 to 1990 the pregnancy rate increased per one thousand women from 95 to 117. As stated early the birth rate went down in these same years due to the abortion rate increased from 19 to 41 (Luker 196). In their bizarre way of thinking, this may have helped their situation but they gave no thought to the health and well-being of the unborn child. Choices before pregnancy There are two choices a teenager has before she has the chance of becoming pregnant. There is the obvious choice of abstinence....   [tags: Social Issues, Sexual Activity, Abstinence] 2273 words
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Natural Family Planning - The Natural Failure of Planning Are modern forms of contraception naturally and morally wrong. Pope Paul VI and his Humanae Vitae declare that technological methods of birth control are immoral and should not be practiced by Catholics. However, as our modern society illustrates everyday, this opinion is inappropriate for not only the faithful of the Roman Catholic Church, but also for non-Catholics. According to Munich Archbishop Cardinal Julius Doepfner, “Contraception is not intrinsically evil” (The Politics of Sex and Religion)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Insurance Coverage of Contraceptives - ... Some statistics brought to light by the Guttamacher Institute state “that 98% of sexually active Catholic women have used birth control.” Yet, after this was justified opposers of Obamacare then tried to segue into the argument from religion to money. Based on this fact, it’s difficult to make the assumption that all Catholics are anti-contraception. While they may have their religious freedom, they like many others also want to make the decision for themselves when it would be appropriate to have children (Guttamacher Institute)....   [tags: Healthcare ]
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Human Reproduction Should Not be Controlled - Human Reproduction Should Not be Controlled Humans have many ways in which to manage their own reproduction. They can choose to prevent or assist fertilisation f an egg by a sperm. (1) The artificial control of the menstrual cycle in females has two main purposes: Firstly as a contraceptive device by preventing ovulation and secondly as a fertility device by stimulating ovulation. (2) All human societies have at one time or another developed mechanisms of birth control....   [tags: Papers] 1032 words
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Gender Inequality Within The U.S. - ... Some argue that “being pregnant is not a medical condition” whereas erectile dysfunction is. Though some states have begun enacting legislation to rectify this inequality, affordable contraceptive coverage remains out of reach for a large number of women with health insurance. The fact that women from the age of 15 to 44 pay 68% more for out-of-pocket healthcare costs than their male counterparts combined with the reality of pay inequality casts a grim shadow on the American value of fairness....   [tags: Gender Issues]
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Fighting Pharmacists, Fulfilling the Prescription - Fighting Pharmacists, Fulfilling the Prescription In recent years there has been an influx of women receiving prescriptions for the postcoital pill (PCP) also known as the morning-after pill, Plan B, and a form of emergency contraception. Some pharmacists, however, are exercising their right not to fulfill patient’s prescription, based primarily on their personal values and morals. Amidst the negative overtones, women continue to take the morning-after pill in an effort to maintain their rights....   [tags: Morning After Pill Expository Papers] 1731 words
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Risky Business - ... The distribution of this article was walking the line of acceptance of that time. The post office was constantly on the edge about allowing her to continue and eventually decided to put an end to it. Sanger however took this as proof that her article was challenging the morals of America. "The woman rebel feels proud the post office authorities did not approve of her." (Sanger, No Gods No Masters) This was not the only risky "direct action" taken by Margaret Sanger. Later on she distributed a pamphlet called "Family Limitation" which gave all the details on how to use and get contraception devices....   [tags: Biography ]
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Teaching Morality More Important than Sex Education in Public Schools -       A controversy is rising in America about the nature of sex education in the nation's high schools.  Studies show that 81 percent of American adults support a joint program teaching abstinence and contraception as opposed to an abstinence-only program (Roper 0316946), and 79 percent support contraception education regardless of the level of sexual activity in teenagers (Roper 0340807). The sad fact is, contraception is society's attempt at a "quick fix" for a problem that runs far deeper than the issue of teen sex.  In the debate over the "best safe sex," educators and parents must consider not only the health issues, but must also reevaluate the morality of the nation's young people....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Emergency Contraceptives - Emergency Contraceptives Despite the age-old belief that the purpose of sexual interaction is to reproduce, people have attempted to practice means of contraception for thousands of years. In Europe, large segments of the population began to use various methods to regulate conception, pregnancy, or births in the latter part of the eighteenth century. During the nineteenth century, the widespread desire for more forms effective means of controlling the number of births resulted in the development of numerous devices and or medications that provided both men and women with opportunities to use contraceptives....   [tags: Papers] 1884 words
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The Religious and Secular Arguments Surrounding Prevention and Termination of Pregnancy - Contraception is the deliberate prevention of pregnancy using several methods available today. Family planning is the method that refers to the making decisions about when and how many children to have, and choosing way to achieve this. Catholics believe that sex should be procreative, unitive, communicative and respectful. They believe that a human's sexuality is a gift from God and that it should be respected, they believe that unnatural forms of contraception encourage 'casual sex' with many partners....   [tags: Papers] 777 words
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Sexual education: A must for school systems - ... Religious and moral values are also a concern when teaching about sex in public schools. Many schools teach how to have intercourse safely, whereas many religious and family values stress the importance of marriage before sex. This creates the problem as to whether the course should be optional for students. If it is optional, though, many teens would not be inclined to take it, and therefore would not get the information they need (Essortment). The schools which do implement a sexual education curriculum have, again, two options as what they teach....   [tags: Education, health]
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Should Birth Control Be Given in Public School? - The question regarding whether or not public schools must offer birth control methods to teenagers remains controversial. There are those who are for birth control being provided in public school and those who are against it. This paper will describe two issues that prove that contraception should indeed be provided within public schools. The first reason is that most Americans support the idea that public schools must provide birth control methods to students. This is according to results obtained from several opinion polls....   [tags: Sex Education]
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The Morning After Pill - The Morning After Pill The emergency contraception pill, often wrongly called the abortion pill, is a solution to the high teen pregnancy rate in the USA. There were 521,826 teen mothers in the United States in 1990 (Adolescent pregnancy 2). The United States also has the highest rate of pregnancy, abortion, and childbirth among teenagers than any other country (McKeown 1). Also, the Untied States spends an unbelievable 7 billion dollars a year on teen pregnancy costs (National Campaign To Prevent Teen Pregnancy 1)....   [tags: Papers] 1101 words
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Providing Teenagers Contraceptives in High Schools is the Next Step - Providing Teenagers Contraceptives in High Schools is the Next Step "Approximately four million teens get a sexually transmitted disease every year" (Scripps 1). Today’s numbers of sexually active teens differ greatly from that of just a few years ago. Which in return, projects that not only the risk of being infected with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) has risen, but the actual numbers of those infected rise each year as well. These changes have not gone unnoticed. In fact have produced adaptations as to how society educates its young adults about sex, using special programs, various advertising, and regulating sexual education courses in public schools....   [tags: Papers] 1117 words
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Government Control of the Female Body - Government Control of the Female Body Internationally, issues revolving around the female body and reproduction are extremely controversial. For a woman, her body is a very private matter. At the same time, however, a woman's body and her reproduction rights are the center of attention in many public debates. Several questions regarding women's reproductive rights remain unanswered. How much control do women have over their bodies. What kind of rules can be morally imposed upon women. And who controls the bodies of women....   [tags: International Politics Politcal Science]
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Condoms, STDs, & Pregnancy - During the 1980s, efforts increased to alert the public to the dangers of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and unintended pregnancy, yet these problems have increased. Adolescents and young adults have been especially hard hit. Pregnancy and birth rates among teenagers are at their highest levels in two decades. Research has demonstrated that consistent condom use is an effective way to prevent the transmission of HIV and other STDs and in the prevention of pregnancy....   [tags: essays research papers] 806 words
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The Increase of Teenage Pregnancy - The Increase of Teenage Pregnancy Teenage parenthood is by no means a new social phenomenon. Historically, women have tended to begin childbearing during their teens and early twenties. During the past two decades the U. S. teenage birthrate has actually declined (Polit and others, 1982). In the late 1950s, 90 out of 1000 women under 20 gave birth as compared with 52 out of 1000 in 1978. Several factors contribute to the current attention focused on teenage pregnancy and parenthood. There is currently a large number of young women in the 13 to 19 age range, so that while the birthrates are declining, the absolute number of teenagers is increasing....   [tags: Teen Pregnancy Motherhood Parenthood Essays] 1338 words
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Defining and Explaining Abortion - Defining and Explaining Abortion One of the most common arguments in the world, which I think is easy to solve to just not let it happen. The killing of a life, who knows that baby may have became the new David Beckham, William Shakespeare, Albert Einstein or Mother Theresa. If you followed the Catholic religion you would be breaking one of the ten commandments, your depriving the right of human life. Although, teenage pregnancies are on the rise, teenagers should have more support from the Government and may be shouldn't have been put in that situation, anyway if they went so silly in doing it to themselves....   [tags: Papers] 1812 words
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