Birth Control Advantages

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The Benefits of Birth Control Birth control is available to everyone, anyone can go to the store and get a type of birth control. Except for the more complex kinds of birth control, people have to go to the doctor to get a prescription. Without birth control, many women would become pregnant at a young age when they don’t want or can’t afford a baby. Often times this can lead an to abortion, which is the killing of an innocent baby for absolutely no reason. Birth control prevents sexually active people from becoming pregnant and should be available to everyone who might need it. There are two main types of birth control found in the United States. The difference is that one of these methods is permanent while the other is just temporary. …show more content…
Some are permanent, some are temporary, some more likely to fail, and others have no chance for failure. Some of these methods are: the plan B pill, barrier methods, intrauterine devices, norplant and DMPA. The plan B pill is a pill that can be taken before intercourse or within 72 hours of intercourse; this method prevents an egg from being fertilized. Barrier methods are things such as condoms, female diaphragms, cervical caps, and chemical barriers. Using the barrier methods means there is a twenty percent chance of becoming pregnant, except when using male condoms or a female vaginal sheath, which provide a bonus of preventing STD’s. The intrauterine devices are devices that are placed in the uterus; studies are not exactly sure how they work because they all work in many different ways. In the United States only two percent of people use intrauterine devices and there is only a six in one-thousand chance of becoming pregnant. A norplant is a small capsule that is placed under the upper arm, slowly releasing a hormone into the bloodstream, this method lasts for five years. This prevents eggs from being released and there is only a three point eight percent chance of getting pregnant. The last common type of birth control is DMPA which is an injection into a muscle every twelve weeks. Even though using this changes bleeding patterns and causes more common headaches, there is only a three in one-thousand …show more content…
Many people are for birth control, but, many who are against abortion are also against birth control. More specifically the plan B pill is frowned upon because it destroys a fetus which could be compared to abortion. Current studies also show that children getting abstinence education have been really taking it into consideration and staying abstinent. Abstinence education tends to reduce teen sexual activity which reduces the amount of teen pregnancies. Another controversy on birth control is whether it should be covered by insurance and whether pills should be over the counter and not prescribed by a doctor. Currently birth control is not covered by insurance but many people think that it should be. This is because people are affected by the high unemployment rate and have financial difficulties, so if they can’t afford birth control and are sexually active they are going to get into even bigger financial difficulties. Also, the fact that you have to go into the doctors to get a prescription to actually get a birth control pill. Britt Wahlin says “Research has shown that the prescription requirement is a barrier to many women accessing and using birth control” (Wahlin 2). There are many different controversies about birth control along with various opinions from many different people and

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