Birth Control in Teens Persuasive Essay by writingsensation

Birth Control in Teens
A paper advocating birth control education in public schools.
# 68983 | 949 words | 3 sources | APA | 2006 | US

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This paper discusses the topic of birth control. The paper offers several reasons why birth control should be taught in the nation's schools to help America's young people engage in safer sex. The paper contends that, while a policy of abstinence is advocated by some as a way to combat premarital and teen sex, most young people are unlikely to adopt a policy of abstinence. Therefore, the author says, birth control should be encouraged and young people should learn about the different forms of birth control in school so they can have safe choices and knowledge before they face the issue of premarital sex.

From the Paper:

"While on the decrease, teenaged pregnancy is not going away. One Web Site notes, "8,589 babies were born to teenagers in 2002 (decrease of 6,888 births from 1998). These babies will fill more than 505 kindergarten classrooms in 2007" ("Gift of Life," 2003). Many of these babies will face additional problems and poverty because they were born to children themselves. Many of these young mothers will never finish high school, and face dismal prospects in the job market and throughout life. In addition, the United States "boasts" the highest teen pregnancy rate and teen birth rate in the industrialized world. Even more disturbing is that over 25 percent of teen mothers will have another child within two years of their first ("Gift of Life," 2003). These figures are disturbing, but they indicate just what a huge problem the U.S. faces in teen pregnancy, and why birth control should be taught in schools around the nation. Making teens more aware of themselves, their bodies, and their reproductive choices could save many teens from a lifetime of parenthood before they are prepared, and in actuality save the country millions of dollars in social programs and health care costs. In addition, most countries around the world advocate birth control choices for their citizens, and so, they have fewer problems with teen pregnancy and premarital sex. The United States often seems Puritanical in its societal beliefs, and sometimes this old-fashioned thinking gets in the way of social progress and reform."

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