However, the side effects she began to encounter after her second shot were much more serious, and she is not alone. Sheri belongs to an online support group called “Depo Provera Horror Stories,” a site composed o... ... middle of paper ... ...f birth control in order to cleanse her body of the chemicals she had such a harsh reaction to. “I am just starting to feel normal again,” she said. “If I had known that this had happened to other women on Depo, I never would have taken it.” Doctors have told her that the side effects should stop occurring 12 to 14 weeks after discontinuing the medication, but that she would probably not be able to conceive for close to a year. Fortunately for Sheri, her mother is a nutritionist, and has helped her make lifestyle choices to aide in detoxification.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the RU 486 “abortion pill”, citing that the “overall safety of the pill is excellent”(Food and Drug). This scientific development has the potential to make abortions much more accessible and private to American women. I believe that the abortion pill harbors great qualities for women who choose abortion, yet is an enormous medical setback because it will cost the lives of so many more unborn children. For patients who undergo an abortion the psychological issues are some of the hardest to deal with. Suicide rates for women who have an abortion are more than 5 times that of women who have the baby (Abortion-Statistics).
College campuses have seen a rise, in the epidemic of Sexually transmitted diseases. Sexually transmitted diseases have quickly become a household name amongst Americans. The dangers and health issues related to acquiring a STD has been the reason why more attention has been brought to the STD epidemic. The reason for this attention is to hopefully, slow down the rate of STD’S amongst students. There is a very astonishing fact stated by the Agape Pregnancy Resource Center, “Nearly 80% percent of people that are infected with STD’s do not know it.
I was able to retrieve different responses from the others in the group for three out of my four questions. My first question asked why rape was so much more common among college students than among the whole rest of the population. The group came up with the fact that college is the first time people discover drinking and sexuality and want to do all the experimenting they can. Also it is the first time most college students are on their own meaning without the guidance of their parents, and that could probably effect their decision making for the worse. Also a college campus has a more accepting atmosphere for rape and sexual harassment.
(NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) One can only imagine that part of this reason may arguably be because of the stigma that is placed around being sexually abused which is single handedly enforced by colleges. It may not be said verbally, but on college websites, seminars, and flyers across the nation women are automatically being held responsible and are thoroughly judged when bringing up the issue of being sexually assaulted. Two researchers, Nicole Bedra and Kristjane Nordmeyer, discovered that out of 500 prevention tips posted by colleges or universities over 80% of them targeted women and less than 14% targeted men. When gender neutral tips are only a whopping 6%, this sends off the message that men should not be held responsible for such actions. Most rape prevention techniques toss much of the burden on women and it creates
Routine screening of all asymptomatic sexually active teens has been attempted but has not worked out. The reason is that the cost of such a screening program is prohibitively high and students and teenagers are often paranoid about their privacy and unwilling to participate (Llata et al, 2015). For over a decade, the rates of STDs in adolescents and teenagers have been rising in almost every city in the US. Thus, now researchers are asking two questions: 1) what is causing this rise in STDs? and 2) What can one do to counter it?
Women are the most vulnerable to being date raped. Another name for date rape is acquaintance rape. In fact, for college students that happen to be females, the chance of them being raped or being in an attempted rape is four times higher than of them not being in college (). A large majority of college date rapes happen to occur when then men are going after intoxicated women. Alcohol is the most common item today to initiate a date rape.
Women who have gone through a spontaneous miscarriage know it doesn't feel good." The morning after pill has many disadvantages but may also have advantages. The morning after pill has many advantages but who knows what these advantages are. On September 28, 2000 their was a debate , the U.S. Food and Drug Administrators on Thursday approved the abortion pill RU-486 for American women. Physicians may be able to offer the drug, to be sold under the brand name Mifprex, in as soon as a month.
Fortunately, there are many organizations that specialize in assisting with unplanned pregnancies such as American Adopti... ... middle of paper ... ..., taking the risks of having an abortion is sometimes the better choice for her. Even though they can talk to counselors and specialists, the final decision is always left up to the mother. Earlier and thorough sex education classes that integrate parents and their kids will help lower teenage pregnancy rates and thus help to reduce high school dropout rates. Getting pregnant should not be on the agenda of a high school student however, seven hundred and fifty thousand girls per year will be expecting a new member in their family (“Teenage Pregnancy Statistics” 1). Communities and families need to realize that they are still children who made a mistake, and they’ll need guidance to help them move on in life.
Diethylstilbestrol, also known as DES, is a medicine that helps prevent women from having pregnancy complications including miscarriages. “This is amazing!” one may say, but do they really know the consequences of taking this new medication? Diethylstilbestrol was a huge turning point for most pregnant women in the early twentieth century; however, it had many underlying negative consequences that would later affect the mother and child with the word no one ever wants to hear; cancer. To begin with, DES is a medication that some women would take during their pregnancy. Diethylstilbestrol is a synthetic estrogen that was created by man (“DES Exposure: Questions and Answers”).