Argumentative Essay On Contraception

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For decades a debate over contraception has been among one of the most argumentative topics to date. From the feminist viewpoint to the perspective of the church, opinions on this topic can be polar opposites. No matter the seat you occupy in the spectrum of the varying viewpoints about birth control, the woman’s right to make choices about her body and about planning her family should be reserved by each individual woman. The choices available to women to protect themselves against unplanned parenthood have and will continue to expand. If a woman chooses to be active sexually she should take personal precautions instead of relying soling on their partner. Many societal and personal issues such as sexually active women with unplanned pregnancies, …show more content…
Many women like to think they are invisible and depend on condoms to do the trick. “Condoms are only 98% effective(google, online). With that being a productive number, many women think that condoms are enough protection. Little do they know, anything can happen. Condoms have been known to slip or break. If and when that incident occurs, if the woman is not on some sort of birth control, she will more than likely become pregnant. Another unexpected way women unknowingly conceive could be rape. Women can not control a rapist. If a woman is not protecting herself with birth control and happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, she could suffer for the rest of her life. “Seventy-four percent of females who have sex before the age of 14 do so involuntarily, according to the Guttmacher Institute”(Kelly, Maura, Eds, online). It’s one thing to live with the memory of being raped, but it’s a another situation when you have to live with a child to remind you daily. It’s different for every woman that was impregnated by her rapist. One road women that have been impregnated by their rapist take, is the road to abortion. Living with a reminder everyday for the rest of their lives may be too much for them to bare. If the women that have been through these excruciating experiences were to have been on birth control, it would have saved them from another life altering memory such as abortion. A contraceptive available today, but only for women 18 years and older, is the Plan B pill. It’s another form of birth control but is used for the 2% left over that condoms don’t protect. Making these pills available to women under 18 will drastically lower the abortion rate and lower the number of children that grow up with parents who don’t want them and really never have (Kelly, Maura, Eds, online). Some may say not to make this hormone available for teens as it may cause them to take advantage

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