Compare and Contrast - Democratic vs. Republican Views on Birth Control

1336 Words Oct 22nd, 2010 6 Pages
Americans are influenced by the government and it affects many of their medical decisions including those of birth control. Birth control controversies in the United States have been a prevalent topic for many years. In fact, the earliest known usage of contraceptives dates back to ancient Egypt. “Over time, other methods of birth control were invented and tested, including vaginal sponges, diaphragms, and intrauterine devices or IUDs” (“Birth Control”). The usage of such contraceptives became controversial and a main topic when it came to political races. The Democratic and Republican opposing viewpoints on modern birth control affect the country and the medical choices people make depending on its availability and distribution, parental …show more content…
Additionally, liberals acknowledge the fact that sexual education is an important factor of schooling in the United States. “Almost all U.S. teens have had formal sex education, but only about two-thirds have been taught birth control methods, according to a CDC report released September 15” (Kennedy). Similarly, teens are bombarded daily with sexual messages from many different sources, and without the proper education, the likelihood of students not knowing how to deal with such

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