Should Female Students Be Allowed For Get Birth Control Without Their Parent 's Permission?

1189 Words Apr 5th, 2016 5 Pages
A Teen’s Choice
Should female students be allowed to get birth control without their parent’s permission? This is a very sensitive topic that many adults seem to never agree on. Although the teenage pregnancy rate is not as high as it once was in the United States the teen birth rate is higher than it is in other developed countries, such as Canada and the United Kingdom ( Hamiliton, Martin, Osterman 2015). There are numerous reasons why I feel as if teenage girls should have the privilege to receive birth control when they feel it is needed. Some parents believe if they provide birth control for their teenage girls that it gives them the initiative to have sex. On the other hand you have some parents that believe it is better to be safe rather than sorry. According to the CDC (Control for Disease Control and Prevention), in 2014 a total of 249,078 babies were born to females between the ages of 15 and19 years old. This is a calculated birth rate of 24.2 per 1,000 women in this age group (Center for Disease Control and Prevention 2016). I believe that to reduce these numbers, female students should be able to get birth control without their parent’s consent.
Many young teenagers are afraid of being judged or punished by their parents, so instead of seeking permission, they will rather risk taking chances. Many parents do not understand the fact that things have changed and children are becoming sexually active at a very young age. The media does not help the situation…

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