Birth Control in Schools Persuasive Essay by Peter Pen

Birth Control in Schools
An analysis of the problems and solutions to unsafe sex among school-aged children in the United States.
# 101096 | 851 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008

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This paper discusses the concerns regarding unsafe sex in the United States, particularly among school-aged children. It discusses the problems of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and ways to avoid contracting them. The paper then suggests solutions to the problem of unsafe sex and discusses the justifications for these solutions.

Table of Contents:
Solution to the Problem
Justification of the Solution

From the Paper:

"The possibility that birth control in schools might lower the rate of teen pregnancy and STDs is reason enough to implement systems in schools. If birth control were available in schools, more teenagers would use protection when exploring their sexuality. Birth control should be available in high schools simply because most teenagers will not talk to their parents about it.
"Many parents do not even realize that their children are interested in sexual activity. These parents may fight birth control in schools, as they may perceive it as encouragement. However, schools should make an effort to help parents recognize the real situation. To reduce STD's and pregnancies, teenagers should be able to obtain birth control from somewhere. Schools provide a safe place to do so."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Archer, Angela. (March 4, 2000). Put birth control where it's needed -- in high schools. The Columbus Dispatch.
  • Donohue, Tim. (February 20, 2000). AIDS-Related Online Health Information in the New Millenium. LivingLinks. Retrieved from the Internet at:
  • Burt, John J. (1990). Sex education. The World Book Encyclopedia, S-Sn, 336-337. Chicago: World Book, Inc.
  • Duvall, Evelyn M. (1990). Sex. The World BookEncyclopedia, S-Sn, 334-336. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1990.
  • University of Michigan. (2003). What is Safe Sex? University of Michigan Health System.

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