There still are going to be people that won’t ask for help when they need it, especially young ladies. I believe that they should be able to get birth control without parental consent because they need to be able to protect themselves at all costs, they might be too scared to ask for it when they really need it, and if guys can get condoms without permission, then I feel that it’s only fair if girls are able to get birth control. Teenagers surely know the risks of pregnancy that come with sex, especially unprotected sex. Most boys might leave it to the girls to get birth or control or other kinds of protection, but everyone in the situation needs to be protecting themselves and taking proper precautions. (“Before You Decide.. ”) Parents should be telling their children this their whole lives, at least my mom has.
Due to abusive homes, older 17-year-olds are willing to wait and not get parental consent until their 18th birthday when they don’t have to get any kind of consent form in order to obtain an abortion. This is only causing later-term abortions. Lastly, to get down to the root, which is unwanted teen pregnancies, public, accurate sex education would do a great deal for young teens to be capable of making better decisions about their health and well-being. If accurate and helpful sex education was an option for every teen, better choices would be made, there would be a major drop in the amount of unintended teen pregnancies. If this was an option, abortions would not be needed as much, and neither would parental consent requirements.
It is said that instead of continuing with the promotion of safe sex, why schools don’t just offer teenagers sex education on abstinence and the importance of abstinence. Some parents believe the most secure option to prevent teen pregnancies and STD's is by abstinence. The question is "why don’t schools start by promoting that?" My answer to that question is because society shows that sex is good, it's pleasurable and acceptable. Teenagers lack the knowledge to make w... ... middle of paper ... ...uld not be having sex at all.
There are three basic types of sex education. The most widely spoken about and taught is called abstinence based sex education. An abstinence-only approach to sex education teaches teens and young adults that not having sex until marriage is the best or only way to effectively avoid sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy. Abstinence based education is also taught with the thought that it is morally incorrect to have sex before marriage, often because of religious reasons. Students are taught that sexual activity before marriage have harmful psychological and physical effects, also that having a child out of wedlock harms the child, the child’s parents, and society (AVERT 1).
A debate has been going on about whether abstinence only education is doing any good for high school students in America. Abstinence only education teaches teenagers to abstain from all sexual acts until they are married. It does not teach about pregnancy or the different types of contraceptives that are available to prevent pregnancy. On the other hand, there is safe sex education. Safe sex education teaches teenagers facts about intercourse they need to know, acknowledges the potential consequences or risks of sexual behavior, and helps them make better decisions to protect themselves and their bodies.
Religion and its followers are fighting against birth control for teenagers deming it a sin a... ... middle of paper ... ... only with a parents consent. This is a great way to help teens who may be restricted by their parents morals. Yes they may be too young in our eyes but one thing us as adults need to understand is that they are just putting themselves in danger of catching a deadly disease which will in return ruin the rest of their lives. Regardless of not having access to birth control or condoms he or she is still going to have sex, I just find it our duty as grown adults to throw some common sense at them and explain, not in an argumentative tone but more in a respectful kind of way that its okay to want to be sexually active but the mature way to do it is by being smart and responsible. No damage can be done if permission is granted to a girl who wants to be on the pill, more damage could be done in regards of the consequences of not being on birth control or having safe sex.
Many teens think having a baby is some sort of joke. They believe it will never happen to them but the reality is that every time teens have sex, there is a possibility that the sperm will find its way to the egg if they do not get protection. As a nation, or society, it is in our common interest to protect our teenage girls from getting unwanted or unplanned pregnancy. However, this issue of protecting or preventing our teenage girls from pregnancy plays a dynamic role and is a matter of choice. Many parents and educators have long argued over whether teens should get a comprehensive sex education or abstinence only education.
The groups of people that birth control can contribute to are teens, young adults and adults. Birth control helps prevent young teen pregnancy to which they have sex at a young age. For those who are adults who want to have intercourses with their husband or significant other without having a child, birth control can help with those decisions. The main purpose is to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Most woman or young women have sex before they are married and are not ready for a child does take birth control.
Why is sex education such a controversy in this world? Well, some people think that sex education should not even be taught in school because they think it is the parent’s issue to deal with and not the schools. Some of the same people think that when schools have sex education courses that teach about sex and hand out condoms to protect kids, that the schools are telling kids it is okay to have sex. Some schools are now even putting sex programs in their schools so kids will have somewhere else to go about problems dealing with sex. One of the main controversies of sex education is abstinence.
Abstinence is the only total prevention, so America's schools must stop promoting ways that try to block pregnancy and STDs. Abortion is my second important topic. Adolescents are growing more and more careless in their sexual behavior and that has led to growing pregnancy rates. Many of them have decided to terminate the pregnancy and the child's life. The physical and emotional harm that abortions cause would have to be addressed, because not many are well informed in that area.