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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? - ... They concluded that the regulation of fertility was necessary for responsible parenthood and could properly be accomplished by intervening with natural processes; they also believed that the morality of marriage was not based on procreation, but mutual love within the totality of marriage (Catholics for Choice). While there was only one ‘official’ report of the commission, the dissenting members prepared an alternative report indicating that the teaching on contraception could not change not for any specific reason....   [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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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 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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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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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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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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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 arm...   [tags: Birth Control Pregnancy Essays]
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Birth Control: Past and Present - ... Laws like these criminalized the use of birth control, and stayed in effect for many years. In the late 1950s, President Eisenhower stated in a press conference that “birth control is not a proper political or government activity or function or responsibility…it is not our business" (www.pbs.org). When the law passed from Government hands to the States, Massachusetts and Connecticut were its worst offenders. In the early 1920s, after women were granted the right to vote, a woman named Margaret Sanger established the American Birth Control League, which today is known as Planned Parenthood....   [tags: Contraceptives, Birth Control Essays]
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Birth Control Should Be Taught in Schools - ... But they were significantly less likely to report pregnancies.” (Rolly Paul) Most health classes that do teach ‘sex ed’, mainly teach about abstinence being the only choice. As persuasive as that is to a kid that hasn’t learned anything else, they may still become sexually active and if they do, they won’t know anything about being protected. Many classes teach that once you have had sex, you can no longer be abstinent, and if abstinence is the only contraceptive the youth know, then if they engage in sexual activity they will not be protected....   [tags: Contraceptives, Birth Control Essays]
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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 t...   [tags: Medicine Medical College Essays] 1725 words
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Gender Inequality Within The U.S. - The USA has a long history of bestowing freedom, choice and equal rights upon its citizens, but even though the US government no longer discriminates against race or nationality, gender is still an issue. Women’s rights have come a long way since August 26th 1920 - The date in which The 19th Amendment to the Constitution was signed into law, granting women the right to vote, but the fight is not over yet. Republican politicians like Rick Santorum and Rick Perry along with right-wing fanatics like Rush Limbaugh and fundamentalist religious groups want to profoundly change the rights of women in America....   [tags: Gender Issues]
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Insurance Coverage of Contraceptives - The refusal of some health insurers to include contraceptives as a part of an insurance plan for women is one of the most contentious disagreements in the health insurance industry. Insurance plans today cover a variety of prescription drugs, however some still do not approve of prescription contraceptive drugs and devices. More than half of U.S. states insurance policies require that other prescription drugs along with the FDA approved contraceptive drugs and devices be included on their health care plans, as well as any related medical services....   [tags: Healthcare ]
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Sexual education: A must for school systems - In today’s society, sexual education must be a staple subject in the high school, and maybe even the junior high school, curriculum. Many young teenagers are learning about sex from the wrong outlets, such as television, which makes them unable to make informed, educated decisions about their sex lives. A study published last month in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine found that abstinence education deters sexual activity in young teens. The same study also showed that students who receive formal sexual education classes wait longer to have sex and are more likely to use contraceptives (Pappas)....   [tags: Education, health]
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The Effect of Sex in the Media - ... Kids who watch more sexual tv are more sexualy active them selves (Somers and Tynan). The media needs to be careful with what they show its not okay for young children to be exposed to such things. These days you can't get away from it. Sexual influences are in tv, movies, commercials and more (Somers and Tynan). It seems no matter what you watch sex plays a part in it. “Shows like Teen Mom Show the more real side of teen pregnancy” (Khidekel). Shows like this do a better job showing the consequences teens can face from having sex....   [tags: pregnant teens, sexual contents]
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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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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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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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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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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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Encouraging Comprehensive Sex Education - Encourage Comprehensive Sex Education Comprehensive sex education is the most realistic way of teaching sex education today. While remaining abstinent is the only way to be one-hundred percent sure one will not have an unwanted pregnancy or contract a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD), it is unrealistic in today’s society. Teenagers, as well as adults, are engaging in premarital sexual activity. STDs can be a serious or life-threatening disease. Effective comprehensive sex education should contain information detailing sexual development and reproduction, methods of birth control, STDs and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), abortion, and the different religious and cultural views on sex an...   [tags: Education, teen pregnancy, health]
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Women's Community Clinic - ... Also provided are primary care services that include acute care, general wellness and preventable services and chronic disease management. Mental health care is provided at the clinic by the California School of professional Psychology. Referrals are made for services that are not provided at the clinic such as abortion and transition related care for gender reassignments. The mission of this clinic is to care for these women and girls in a safe environment that is centered on the unique individual, tailored specifically to the cultural, educational and safety needs of the client....   [tags: cultural inclusion, birth control, nurses]
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Education Is Key: A Comprehensive Approach to Sex Education - Sex education is about informing students about sex so that they can make educated decisions when the time comes to have sex. Sex education helps students protect themselves from unintended pregnancies, STDs, and HIV/AIDS. Students should leave a sex education course with the right tools so they make informed decisions about their sexual health and well-being. The goal of sex education is to provide a student with as much information as possible so that they can use the skills they learned in class for the rest of their lives....   [tags: Sex Education Health]
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