Analysis Of The Fda's Morning After Pill

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The FDA’s morning after pill become available to girls of fifteen in April of 2013. Studies and statistics show that teen pregnancy is decreasing and the use of this pill is rising. However it is still under observation of the two are linked. Some studies show that more women are using the morning after pill at least once in their life time. Statists also tell us that teen pregnancy dropped nine percent in 2015, the year after the pill become available to a new age group. Whither or not the pill is causing this, or maybe education or the simple fact the fewer teens are having sex; something has changed.

In a country where the argument of pro-life vs. pro-choice is an everyday passion, the need for prevention of pregnancy is absolute.
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Kelly J. Bell breaks down the reasons that the United States educations system is failing and shows how other countries have been succeeding in their sex education in her 2009 article “Wake up and Smell the Condoms”. She tells us the United States report higher pregnancy, younger sex ages, less effective prevention, and higher reports of on prevention used at all. In 1981 school began teaching abstinence-only sex education to schools that wanted to teacher them as part of their every day curriculum (Bell). Schools in certain states and districts where not required to do so until March of 2016 (NCSL). Congress passed Title V. in 1996 allowing the government to give 5 million in funding to this course of education; which has increased over the years to 300 million (Bell). The NCSL reports that of March 2016 only 24 states require a sex education course and that only 20 states require it to be technically accurate. Along with this 33 states require that students be informed about HIV/AIDS. Bell tells us that Americans say they want their children to be better informed, but make few moves to be more open about the …show more content…
Religions and certain moral groups believe this pill to be like abortion. Some religions don’t believe in any type of pregnancy prevention at all. Catholics and different branches of Christianity are popular with this belief and hold onto their rights, by organizing interest groups. These groups fight to make sure those pills like this don’t get into the hands of their children and corrupt their beliefs. Interest groups behind stopping abortion play a powerful role in our government. Along with this we have a large portion of congress made up of conservative republicans; who back these interest groups. There is nothing wrong with what these people believe. However the people who support the Plan B pill and want to make it more available need to have the same voice in government that the pills critics do. Another political take in the morning after pill is how it’s affecting the economy. In 2010 9.4 billion dollars went to health care and foster care (CDC). Along with this most females will drop out of school when becoming pregnant. This will usually lead to a life of poverty for these girls and their children. No one would ever suggest that it would be better for these children to just not be born, but a more supportive and better informed nation would be able to make better

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