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Contraception and Abortion in 19th-Century America, by Janet Farrell Brodie - The topics of contraception and abortion have been looked upon differently throughout years past in America. The ideas regarding these topics have changed from being nonexistent to being extremely common in today’s world. In the book, Contraception and Abortion in 19th-Century America, written by Janet Farrell Brodie there are descriptions and sources that state how and why people of the nineteenth century used contraception and dealt with abortion. By reading this book, a person can analyze what practices were used for contraception and abortion, whom the chief advocates of reproductive control in the mid-century were, along with the changing access to fertility control at the end of the ce...   [tags: Contraception and Abortion] 1128 words
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Should Christians Use Contraception Methods and Reproductive Technologies? - In the beginning, God reached down into the dust of the earth, formed man and breathed life into him. Man was given the task of ruling and subduing creation as God’s representative, but he was not to do so alone. Thus, the Lord fashioned a woman from the man’s side as he slept. Man and woman, created in the image of their Maker, were called to bear fruit and multiply for their joy and the glory of their God (Should Christians Use Contraception Methods and Reproductive Technologies?). Due to this reality found in the Bible, human life in Christian teachings has been deemed very sacred; this sanctity of human life is the foundation of all conversations about contraception and reproduction....   [tags: christianity, contraception, god]
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The Ethics of Contraception - Since their development, contraceptive techniques and their widespread use have caused some controversy between groups with different views on the issue. Contraception is defined as any method that is used to prevent pregnancy and it can come in a few different forms. Barrier methods prevent sperm cells from reaching the ovum so fertilization cannot occur. Other methods that have received more criticism are those that use hormones to prevent implantation of the already fertilized ovum. There is also a post-coital contraceptive pill, more commonly known as the morning after pill or emergency contraception, that can be taken if other methods of birth control have failed or were absent....   [tags: pregnancy, utilitarianism, contraceptive pill]
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Contraception Options for Women in Afghanistan - Contraception Options for Women Introduction and Background: Infant mortality is the fourth and sixth leading cause of death in Afghanistan (HEALTH PROFILE : AFGHANISTAN).According to The World Fact Book, 119.41 infants died per 1,000 live births, which is the highest infant mortality rate in the world. Infants die due to low birth weights, labor complications, and lack of family planning. On average a woman dies every 30 minutes in Afghanistan from a perinatal event; therefore, the infant mortality rate will remain at a high level (Johnson, 2011)....   [tags: high infant moratility rate]
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The Use of Emergency Contraception - “ The Use of Emergency Contraception” As Aristotle once said “The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.” Since the beginning of time humans have been prone to accidents and making mistakes. Which makes it only human nature and common sense to try to correct the mistakes and accidents as soon as it happens. Emergency Contraceptives, such as plan B, are there to set people at ease and to diminish panic after accidents such as condoms breaking or having unprotected sex....   [tags: pregnancy, plan b, contraceptives]
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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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The Benefits of Contraception With IUDs - IUDs, intrauterine devices, were developed at the beginning of the 20th century as an alternative to ‘interuterine devices’, which frequently caused pelvic inflammatory disease. Intrauterine devices are T shaped devices containing either copper or levonorgestrel and used as a form of long-acting reversible contraception. Pelvic inflammatory disease is a community-acquired infection of the female reproductive organs caused by a sexually transmitted disease, most commonly Neisseria gonorrhoaea and Chlamydia trachomatis....   [tags: intrauterine devices]
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Contraception and the Catholic Church - Birth control has been around the United States since the early 1840’s. Since then, there have been many developments towards birth control such as, birth control pills, patches, shots, and sterilizations, but with these results there are risks. Some of these risks may include marital, physical, and emotional endangerment. Natural Family Planning (NFP) should be the only type of birth control used in the United States due to the low divorce rate of its advocates and the health risks and violations of the Catholic Church which contraception imposes....   [tags: birth control and Christian religion] 1579 words
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The Controversy Surrounding Oral Contraception - The combined oral contraceptive pill was invented in the 1950s. During the first ten years of its existence it remained a purchasable method of contraception. This was until the 1960s as the Ministry of Health then permitted doctors to prescribe the drug if they sought necessary courtesy of the National Health Service. From then, the popularity of the pill had risen tremendously and by the late 1960s over 15% of married British women were using the pill. Its rapid popularity was not restricted to the United Kingdom as at the same time 2% of the female population worldwide relied on the pill as birth control....   [tags: Women's Health]
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Contraception and the Catholic Church - The issue of birth control remains one of the most controversial issues within the Catholic Church dividing members at all levels including the clergy. The Roman Catholic Church for the past 2000 years has been a major opponent of artificial birth control (BBC). Pope Paul VI made a clear declaration on the use of birth control when he wrote ‘the Encyclical Letter ‘Human Vitae’ on July 25, 1968 which banned Catholics from using contraceptives (Pope VI). These important declarations demonstrate the power of the Papacy to shape public policy on matters relating to human health and reproduction on a global level....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Controversy Control And Contraception - Controversy and contraceptives has been recorded together in some of the earliest writings of man. In Genesis, it was written that when a man spilled his seed on the ground, the Lord was upset and killed the man. “And it came to pass, when he went into his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. And the thing which he did displeased the Lord: wherefore he slew him also (Genesis 38:9-10).” Many have used this scripture as their reason to be against birth control, but throughout time there have been particular groups of people and parties that have also taken up the issue of birth control and have used it as a way to divide people....   [tags: Religion]
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Contraception Coverage - People buy health insurance to cover their medical expenses because accidents and health problems can arise at any time. Many health services are not reaching the medical needs of women and giving them exactly what they need and people don’t realize that there is more to birth control then what it seems. There are a lot of benefits from birth control and it is not just women trying to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Some examples of these benefits include; healthier skin, stopping menstrual flow, and preventing pelvic inflammatory disease....   [tags: birth control, Affordable Care Act, medical needs]
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Mass Media's Effect on the Perception of Contraception - Contraception has been a controversial subject for many years and has been in and out of the media’s focus for just as long. Media itself is biased therefore has such a strong impact on how we see many different things. There are so many different forms of media reaching a varying audience that it is impossible for the media to not influence our perception on things such as contraception. What effect has the media had in shaping public perception on contraception over the last half-century. We had mass media coverage during the 1980s when we had a huge AIDS epidemic, during this media coverage we heard two very different stands one telling us to use contraception be safe and get tested, whil...   [tags: birthcontrol pill, history]
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Contraception: Preventing Pregnancy - Prior to 1914, the only way American women could legally prevent unwanted pregnancy was by using homemade methods and rumored successful products such as diaphragms, cervical caps, douching syringes, and sponges. Many times these products did not work and were harmful because they were never accurately or legally tested. Despite this, little medical advances were made for women’s contraception, which is preventing pregnancy. Many believe that actual contraceptive advances came to light when the issue became nationalized as World War I soldiers returned from war with venereal diseases, driving the public to change their view on contraception....   [tags: American women, birth control, legalization]
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Ethical Issues with the World View of Contraception - Ethical Issues with the Contraception World View Introduction: The mindset that leads to contraception is only self-serving and self-centered. People use contraception for selfish reasons every day. Children should be seen as a blessing from God, and He should decide when a couple has children. Today people try to use contraception so that they may decide when to have children. This is selfish and defies God. Different churches have different beliefs about contraception. Up until about 1920 -1930, all the churches had the same views on contraception....   [tags: birth control, religious view]
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Birth Control or Contraception and Unwanted Pregnancies - Birth control, or contraception, is defined as the practice of preventing unwanted pregnancies. Since ancient times, men and women across the globe have used a variety of methods for contraception. Unfortunately, most of these methods were very unsafe to the user’s health and/or ineffective in preventing pregnancies. Today, our country has the knowledge and technology needed to develop safer and effective contraception’s for both men and women. Birth control can be practiced using natural or artificial methods....   [tags: artificial methods, natural methods] 2040 words
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Compulsory Contraception Coverage Is Common Sense - Americans have put men on the moon. They have pioneered a new era of technology and innovation, producing the airplane, the car, the light bulb, and thousands of other inventions that have improved the lives of billions. For more than a century, the United States has been one of, if not the most powerful country in the world, with one of the highest standards of living anywhere. But despite all of these enormous successes, countless Americans are unable to afford basic birth control due to limited or no coverage from the majority of their health insurance providers (Sealey)....   [tags: Health Care]
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Over-the-counter Access to Emergency Contraception - Background Over the past 10-15 years, over-the-counter access to emergency contraception has been a highly debated issue, both scientifically and politically. The FDA first approved plan B, or levonorgestrel, in 1999 for the use in emergency contraception up to 72 hours after unprotected intercourse. The use of this product would help to reduce the occurrence of unintended pregnancies in the United States, which is much higher than other similarly developed nations. When first introduced to the market, it was available by prescription only....   [tags: medicine, age restriction] 1119 words
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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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Why Do We Continue to Debate the Use of Contraception - ... In 2012 the fight over access to birth control was thought to be over a long time ago and U.S. Citizens would have never thought it would be a problem. In 1967, Bill Baird the founder of Pro Choice League was arrested for giving spermicidal foam to a Boston University student. His case went through the Supreme Court System where it resulted in making birth control legal in the United States regardless of their marital status. In February 2012 Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown co wrote The Blunt Amendment....   [tags: birth control, pregnancy, abortion] 1569 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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Teens Should Not Have Access to Emergency Contraception - Teens don’t think thoroughly about their decisions when taking actions, which could end up as results of regret. Teenagers are not wise enough to understand how things work therefore they have their parents to help them out make appropriate choices. The choices that are made in early life can affect the teenager in their future. The parents should advice their teens about the dangerous and precautions in life and how to deal with problems the right way. Teenagers who get no advise from parents or any other adult sometimes tend to walk down the wrong path making wrong decisions....   [tags: social issues, parent's advice]
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Contraception Insurance Mandate: The Religious Exemption Debate - ... According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, even if organizations aren’t required to pay for contraceptives directly, “forcing their religiously affiliated institutions to facilitate access to contraception- the use of which clashes with fundamental tenets of the Catholic faith- violates their religious conscience” (Corbin 2013, p. 1471). These groups do not want to facilitate behavior that they deem immoral; some corporations are challenging the requirement that they cover the full range of contraceptives while others are contesting providing coverage for emergency contraception, as they believe it is an abortifacient, despite the fact that the FDA classifies it as a...   [tags: preventative, catholic, freedom] 1620 words
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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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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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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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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 t...   [tags: essays research papers] 1263 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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Men’s Perception of Family Planning Methods in India - INTRODUCTION India, being the second largest populous country of the world, contributes about 20% of the births worldwide.1 Altough, the country has been experiencing tremendous pressure to control the growth of population, India was the first among all the developing countries which has been implementing official nationwide family planning programs to restrain population growth since 1950.2,3 The acceptance of family-planning program has been influenced by many socio-cultural and demographic factors at levels of individual, family and society.4,5 At the individual level, the positive attitudes of couples towards the use of family planning eventually determine the accomplishment of family p...   [tags: Contraception in India]
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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 disease...   [tags: Papers] 1605 words
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Why Birth Control Should Be Readily Accessible To Teenagers - Do you think that birth control should be easily, freely, and readily accessible to teens. Well, you should. You may be scared that making it so easily available will cause more pregnancies and disease rates to go up. Not only are these fears unnecessary but there are great benefits to making contraception available. One of the main fears of making contraception easily accessible to teenagers is that teens will automatically think “Now that I have access to things that can prevent pregnancy, I can have as much sex as I want, and I do not have to be afraid of getting pregnant now, so I am going to have a lot of sex.” This is an understandable assumption, but is untrue....   [tags: contraception, pregnency, abstinence]
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The Impacts of Birth Spacing through Family Planning - Family planning is extremely promoted as a valuable maternal and child health intervention, especially appropriate for developing countries where the burden of child and maternal mortality is relatively high (Tsui & Creanga, 2009). For economic reason, Family Planning might be the most effective method of preventing unplanned and unwanted pregnancy, thereby, reducing the chance of infant mortality. Bongaarts (1987) mentions that recent reviews of relevant evidence have confirmed that an increase in the practice of family planning can, theoretically, reduce infant and child mortality rates....   [tags: infant mortality, IMR, contraception]
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Women´s Right: The Pill and Plan B - ... Before women could fully take advantage of birth control and the liberty of the sexual revolution it remained illegal in some states. The Supreme court in 1965 ruled Connecticut’s1879 anti- contraception statue to be unconstitutional. The court ruled that the law and other restrictions on admission on contraception for married couples violated the martial right to privacy and were concluding unconstitutional. Afterwards the Supreme Court extended the right to obtain birth control to unmarried men and women, seven years later....   [tags: controlling fertility, contraception] 660 words
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Implementation of Comprehensive Sex Education in High School - ... The fundamentals of a Comprehensive Sexuality Education are as follows: to acquire accurate information on sexual and reproductive rights, information to dispel myths, references to resources and services, develop life skills such as critical thinking, communication and negotiation skills, self-development skills, decision making skills, sense of self, confidence, assertiveness, ability to take responsibility, ability to ask questions and seek help, nurture positive attitudes and values, open-mindedness, and positive attitude toward their sexual and reproductive health....   [tags: curriculum, contraception, abstinence] 1275 words
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The Importance of Educating Children on Premarital Sex - Many people expect for their children to wait until marriage before they engage in sexual activities. The reality is, today 75 percent of both American men and woman have had premarital sex by the age of 20 (Potter). As teens go through puberty, their hormones increase and make them more likely to want to engage in sex going to have sex regardless of what their parents tell them to do which is why I believe that age-appropriate comprehensive sexuality education programs are important to have in school....   [tags: stds, contraception, abstinence] 973 words
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The Pros and Cons of Over the Counter Birth Control Pills - Modern birth control pills were approved by the FDA in the 1960s. This was heralded as a women’s revolution. No longer were they required to use sponges, diaphragms or condoms. Birth control pills gave women the right to be in charge of their own conception or lack thereof. This technological advance helped spur the sexual revolution of the late 1960s. However, women are still required to see their doctor on a regular basis for continued prescriptions. Since the safety of oral contraceptives has been touted and well established, why then is it not sold over History For centuries women have tried many means to prevent pregnancy....   [tags: Contraception, Birth Control Essays]
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Fertility, Reproduction Decision-Making and Education: Case Studies - • Couple education was said to be the main reason for the low use of family planning in Eastern Sudan. The strongest determinants for family planning in these places are the husband’s disapproval and their religious beliefs. It is also determined that couples educational status and women’s occupation affects the unmet needs for family planning. • In most population, increasing women’s education helped to decrease the unmet needs for family planning. In Uganda, women with secondary or higher education has lower unmet family planning needs compared to Kenya with women with less than secondary education with two times as much family planning needs....   [tags: Women, Family Planning, Contraception] 548 words
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Fertility, Reproduction Decision-Making and Education: Case Studies - • Reproductive decision-making depends with the married couple and other members of their extended family and ancestry members. On the other hand, the outcome of the decision on family size depends on the woman because she is accountable in caring for the children of the marriage. In conclusion, family planning programs and reproductive health issues and services have been focused exclusively to women (Nukunya, 1992). • The highest fertility age is in the range of 25-44 and the couples were in their foremost working ages....   [tags: Women, Family Planning, Contraception] 570 words
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The Ins and Outs of Sex Education+ - ... If a health care provider ever did this, that would be a strict violation of that teen’s rights (Alford 2). Not to mention that only providing sex education based on the religious ideas that people should wait until they are married to have sex is blurring the line between church and state. Almost twice as many conservative Christians support abstinence only sex education versus the other Americans. Eighty one percent of these Christians think that sex before marriage is wrong. Seeing as not everyone is a Christian, an educational program supporting only this “moral standard” is not logical in today’s society....   [tags: abstinence, contraception, health] 1023 words
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Socio-Cultural Aspects of Family Planning - SOCIO-CULTURAL ASPECT • A study in Tanzania states that the gained influence of family planning is ascribed to both men and women factors, in certain regions. For instance, fertility descend in Pare community is accredited to the high the education of man, the education of wife. The result shows that the education of wife was more rigid. The favorable determinants for fertility regulation are the younger the husbands and the higher the educational degree of both husband and wife. • “Level of Awareness on the Methods of Contraception” based on the dissertation on Levine’s theory of conservation, the model based on presumption that the center of Nursing is an unclosed network of human beings...   [tags: Contraception, Fertility, Family-Planning] 794 words
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Trends in Teen Pregnancy Around the World - Teen Pregnancy has been a big epidemic this past century. Not only effecting countries like the United States , Mexico and England but also countries like Canada and Sweden. The big baby boomer epidemic started it all not only in the United states but all over the world. Many people wouldn’t think that Canada has had a problem with teen pregnancy rates but it was one of the many countries that was involved with the baby boomer era. Most people didn’t know pregnancy rates doesn’t just include live births but also abortions and fetal loss rates which many people fail to add in this category....   [tags: decrease, contraception, child, life]
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All Choices Are Legal with Pro-choice - Pro-choice is the group that ensures all choice be legal (Head 1). Pro-choice is the group that argues issues such as contraception use, abortion, and child birth (Head 1). Pro-life argues the same issues, but just the opposite. With evolving moral standards of society, abortions are becoming more justified by health issues, complications, and financial burdens. Approximately 24% of pregnancies are aborted (Lowen 1). That proves that abortion is a common issue in today's population. 1/4 is a huge number considering the amount of pregnancies each year....   [tags: contraception, abortion, rape] 537 words
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Sex Education in Our Schools - Public schools cater to families of a plethora of different backgrounds, whether it be in race, sexuality, religion, or otherwise. The curriculum of these schools should reflect this diversity in values and general way of life. The syllabus of abstinence-only programs often promote specific morals that are only representative of a limited number of demographics, excluding the majority of public school students. Advocates for this type of education are correct in that abstinence is the only way one can completely avoid STIs and pregnancy, a fact that comprehensive sex education teaches as well....   [tags: marriage, contraception, abstinence] 829 words
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Sex Education in High School - Teen pregnancies and the rate at which young individuals are getting sexually transmitted diseases are increasing daily. If public schools implemented a distribution of condoms, it would promote safe sex, teach responsibility and help lower teen pregnancy rates. Therefore it is my belief that condoms should be distributed in high school. This can also help decrease the amount of teens dealing with issues at a young age. Something more needs to be done in order to prevent high school students from finding out the hard way and the harsh consequences that unsafe sex can bring about....   [tags: pregnancy, std, contraception] 790 words
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The Contraception Mandate: A Complex Debate Between Religious Freedoms and a Woman’s Right to Health - Arguably, citizens of the United States of American are endowed with “certain unalienable rights.” Our forefathers fought to establish a government that would enable its citizens to protect these rights should they be challenged. Recently the rights of two different groups have been called into question surrounding the Contraception Mandate, which is part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law by President Obama on March 23rd 2010. The mandate states that employers who offer health care insurance are required by law to provide “minimum essential” health care coverage to their employees’, part of which includes the coverage of contraceptives....   [tags: family planning, women's rights]
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Teens and Premarital Pregnancy - Premarital teenage pregnancy is something that has become a trending issues in American society. There are TV show being made highlighting unmarried teen pregnancy it is freely talked about through social media young girl’s think of teen pregnancy as the new fun thing to do today. The overwhelming high teenage pregnancy rates in the United States are over shadowing many industrialized countries (Japan, France, China, etc.). There are large percentages of girls under the age of twenty becoming teen mothers, teenager 15 through 18years of age are amongst the highest percentage (Solomon-Fears C., 2013)....   [tags: teenagers, contraception, unplanned] 580 words
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Overview of the Issue of Contraception - According to the Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics article, “Margaret Sanger”, Jennifer Chesworth stated, “it was not until Margaret Sanger became the leader in the movement in the early nineteenth century to secure reproductive rights for women when the issue of birth control became a big deal” (1). This was the beginning of the first pregnancy prevention movement, where Sanger was the “founder of the first birth control clinic in the United States and later, of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the International Planned Federation” (Chesworth 1)....   [tags: Birth Control, Gender Equality]
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Is Birth Control Immoral? - By strictly labelling birth control as immoral after the oral contraceptive was released, the Vatican triggered shock and disapproval among the population and some religious officials, which eventually led to loss of power and disloyal believers. Interestingly, Allyn (2001) explains that The Old Testament of the bible does not at all mention contraception, even in the sections about sexuality, and therefore, nowhere is it officially stated that birth control is immoral (p. 31). Contraception is also not included in The New Testament, hinting that Christians developed the idea that birth control is immoral from an outside source....   [tags: old testament, church, avoiding contraception] 956 words
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Natural Family Planning (NFP) - Birth control has been around the United States since the early 1840’s. Since then, there have been many developments towards birth control such as, birth control pills, patches, shots, and sterilization, but with these results there are risks. Some of these risks may include marital, physical, and emotional endangerment. Natural Family Planning (NFP) should be the only type of birth control used in the United States due to the low divorce rate of its advocates and the health risks and violations of the Catholic Church which contraception imposes....   [tags: contraception, birth control, catholic church]
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Margaret Sanger's Influence of the Field of Modern Medicine - A phenominal woman named Margaret Sanger contributed significantly to the feministic revolution that took place in the 1920s. Her legacy of making the right to use birth control legal for women is an example in history for the foundation of the equal rights battle .Margaret Sanger believed that by giving control back to women over they sexuality lives, those women's confidence that they lives only revolved around pregnancy will be restored .She has become an influencial icon to women all around the world who enjoy the security of birth control that gives them the security in their sexuality on a daily basis.In this paper I would like to explore the life of Margaret and how she has impacted...   [tags: nursing, abortions, contraception]
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To Control or to Not Control: The Government and Birth Control - To Control or to Not Control: The Government and Birth Control Health care and what people are legally allowed to do with their bodies have created controversy galore throughout history. A particular point of debate is the topic of birth control and the government. A dangerous couple, it raises the question of who should have control over contraceptive laws and what controls involving them should be put in place. Currently, under the Obama Administration, the Affordable Care Act and “Obamacare” have been created....   [tags: contraception, government, insurance]
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A Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Survey regarding Sex, Contraception and Sexually Transmitted Diseases among Commerce College Students in Mumbai - ... With the currently available and commonly used reversible and effective contraceptive measures being mostly female centric, poor contraception knowledge among them is indeed a matter of concern. Another study also showed low knowledge amongst women but the point to note is that their study was conducted among rural women unlike ours (14). In our opinion, knowledge regarding contraception was poor because it is not a part of the conventional sex education programs due to the erroneous perception that knowledge about contraception will increase premarital sexual encounters....   [tags: sociological analysis]
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Issues with Eminent Domain in the Holy See - ... However, since 1870, the Italian government renders the pontiff, within the walls of Vatican City, the sovereign honors and pre-eminence of honor given to him by his office. This means he, and the city, are not subject to the exercise of eminent domain by the state. (Lalor, pars. 152, 207).With a history of understanding the potential for abuses of eminent domain, the Holy See recognizes the need for eminent domain, but fully supports the precept of just compensation. C. The Holy See recognizes the responsibility placed on governments to protect their citizens and provide for the general welfare....   [tags: vatican, jurisdiction, contraception] 1251 words
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The Contraceptive Injection Stops Reproduction - ... The injection is also not affected by medication, safe to use when breastfeeding and after giving birth (source: NHS), reduces the risk of endometrium cancer by 80% (source: Family Planning), and provides protection for pelvic inflammatory disease, which infects the female reproductive organs (source: NHS and Mirena). The injection does not interrupt sexual intercourse, unlike barrier contraceptive methods. However, the contraceptive injection uses artificial hormones to prevent pregnancy. This affects the menstrual cycle, as it can take up to one year for fertility to return to normal and up to two years for (source: Family Planning)....   [tags: intercourse, pregnancy, hormones] 1128 words
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The Different Types of Contraceptive Drugs - Contraceptive drugs are used to prevent pregnancy. They work either by changing the hormonal environment of the female reproductive tract so that an ovum is not produced, killing the spermatozoa, or keeping the fertilized ovum from implanting to the endometrium. There are many drugs that can do this. Some include oral contraceptives, transdermal patches, and even implants. Pregnancy occurs when an ovum is fertilized by a spermatozoon from the male. In females, the anterior pituitary gland produces follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which stimulates the follicle in the ovary to form a mature ovum and also to secrete estradiol which thickens the endometrium....   [tags: medication to prevent pregnancy]
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Introduction to Contraceptive Equity - Introduction to Contraceptive Equity Healthcare is a costly, yet highly valued resource for most people. There are few things in life that people value more than their health and well being. While most medical insurance plans can agree on coverage that protects people in the case that they contract a life threatening disease, or are severely injured, there exist many gray areas in healthcare that are covered on a case by case, company by company, basis. One of these gray areas can be found in the area of reproductive health, and contraceptive equity....   [tags: Health Care, Politics, Government] 1988 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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Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Use in Adolescents: What ar the Benefits? - Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Use in Adolescents: What are the Benefits. The high rates of unintended pregnancy are a concern in the United States and remain higher than in other developed countries. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] (2013) defines unintended pregnancy as “a pregnancy that is mistimed, unplanned, or unwanted at the time of conception”. An estimated fifty percent of all pregnancies in the US are unintended. These pregnancies result in 1.2 million abortions per year in our nation and are associated with an increased risk of health problems for both the woman and the newborns....   [tags: unintended/teenage pregnancies in America]
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Effects of Progesterone on the Body - ... Levonorgestrel is mainly used to prevent pregnancy. However, it is also indicated for menstrual symptoms in combined oral contraceptives. Levonorgestrel inhibits secretion of GnRH, LH and FSH through negative feedback to hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. Levonorgestrel inhibits secretion of LH and FSH from anterior pituitary and these indirectly causes a delay in follicle development. Decreased level of LH also lead to delay or inhibition of LH surge, which then inhibits ovulation. According to Danielsson (2010), when LNG was administrated at two to three days before LH surge, the LH peak was inhibited or delayed....   [tags: contraceptive, follicle, ovulation] 984 words
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Comprehensive Sex Education - One of the most polarizing and highly debatable topics concerning adolescent health is the type of sexual education they should receive in school: abstinence-only or comprehensive. Both sides have taken strong, polarizing stances claiming that their sex education program is better. While both types of sex education have their strengths and weaknesses, I believe that comprehensive sex education is a better choice than abstinence-only for several reasons. Abstinence-only sex education teaches one main concept: to refrain from all sexual activity until marriage....   [tags: Adolescent Health, Contraceptive Use]
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Reasons for Increased Rate of Teen Pregnency - The current rate of teen pregnancy is 67.8 pregnancies or 7% of the population. 62 pregnant teens out of every 1,000 women get pregnant. Today in society the media, TV and movies, where young girls, and young men, are constantly exposed to sex and sexually charged subjects is the reason why teen pregnancy is beginning to get be a growing problem. Another reason that this is happening is because of the not only the lack of values in today’s society, but also because parents today are not educating their young ones about the birds and the bees so that the youth will know about the dangers of getting pregnant so young....   [tags: birth, media, contaception] 1011 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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Actions of the Federal Reserve System During the ‘Great Contraction’ - The years between 1929-1933 represented the most severe downturn in economic affairs in modern world history. Output declined at a markedly fast rate during this period and has been referred to as the “Great Contraction” and the “gloomy years”. Life was certainly gloomy, in the United States during these years. The downward spiral of the price level and shockingly high unemployment rate were unrelenting. The yearly intervals of 1929-1930, 1930-1931, 1931-1932, and 1932-1933 saw real income decline by 11 percent, 9 percent, 18 percent, and 3 percent respectively, or in totally of the four years by 36 percent....   [tags: the depression years]
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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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Heart Waves Observed with an Electrocardiogram - An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a test that measures movement of electrical signals in the heart’s myocardium during depolarisation and repolarisation, known as the sinus rhythm. The machine that records the ECG, the electrocardiograph, presents the data as a trace, on a piece of paper, with spike and dips known as waves. In a healthy heart, 5 distinct waves can be observed. These include the P wave, the Q, R, and S waves (collectively known as the QRS complex), and the T wave (Kligfield et al., 2007)....   [tags: depolarisation, ventricular, contraction] 1198 words
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Causes for Structural Unemployment - 1. Explain what you would expect to see happen, and why, during a contraction in economic activity to the levels of output, employment and prices. Be sure to explain why you would expect these things to occur. An economic contraction is a phase in the business cycle where economic activity declines. An economic contraction occurs if real GDP declines for two or more straight quarters. (Investopedia, 2013). “Real GDP (Real Gross Domestic Product) is the value of final goods and services produced in a given year when valued at constant prices.”(Parkin, 2005, p....   [tags: Economic Contraction, Employment]
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Persuasive Speech: The Morning-After Pill Should Be Used for Birth Control - ... Main Point C: and then finally, talk about its effectiveness and who can consider the use of this type of emergency contraception as an alternative. Transition: The interest in the morning pill had increased in the last years. II. Body Main Point A: FDA approved the distribution of the morning-after pill since 1999 (Emergency Contraception: Plan B, n.d). But even today, in some places it is not practiced and is disapproved, since it is not a simple subject, people is influenced much on their religious beliefs or opinion of others, also generally have a wrong image of the action of this pill....   [tags: Persuasive Speech] 682 words
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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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