The Pros And Cons Of Unintended Births

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Unintended births are those that are not planned, either from failed or non-use of birth control methods. Both married and non-married adults have unintended pregnancies due to incorrect use or failure of birth control pills (BCP 's), diaphragms, condoms, contraceptive jellies, intrauterine devices (IUD 's) and any other mechanical contraceptive method. The failure might actually be due to the product being defective from the manufacturer (incorrect drug dosage in the BCP, defective IUD 's, etc.) Other failures occur because of improper use of the product. BCP 's are less effective when a person takes antibiotics for infections and warnings to use barrier methods during this therapy are ignored or unknown. Drinking too much alcohol or other …show more content…
Programs for young single mothers to teach parenting skills and also programs assisting young mothers to stay in school are vital for the future of our society but come at quite a financial cost to all taxpayers. Early sex and biological education in the schools has not seemed to make a significant reduction in unintended births for either teens or adults. In the 1990’s in Florida, there was a program called Intensive Teenage Parenting Program (ITTP) run by Northside Mental Health Center. This program was developed to teach teens parenting skills for newborns along with education about future choices to stop the cycle of repetitive teenage pregnancy. The statistic at that time was a teen who had her first child by the age of 15, would have her second child by age 17. Intervention through education was intended to reduce this outcome. The teens had a social worker and a nurse for their instructors. They were given weekly individual at-home and weekly group sessions with other pregnant teens for support. The program was in full force for five years, but then the state funding was not renewed. In the five years the program ran, 75% of the 15 year old pregnant teens returned at age 17 with their second pregnancies. The education model alone for prevention of …show more content…
Programs for young single mothers to teach parenting skills and also programs assisting young mothers to stay in school are vital for the future of our society but come at quite a financial cost to all taxpayers. Early sex and biological education in the schools has not seemed to make a significant reduction in unintended births for either teens or adults. In the 1990’s in Florida, there was a program called Intensive Teenage Parenting Program (ITTP) run by Northside Mental Health Center. This program was developed to teach teens parenting skills for newborns along with education about future choices to stop the cycle of repetitive teenage pregnancy. The statistic at that time was a teen who had her first child by the age of 15, would have her second child by age 17. Intervention through education was intended to reduce this outcome. The teens had a social worker and a nurse for their instructors. They were given weekly individual at-home and weekly group sessions with other pregnant teens for support. The program was in full force for five years, but then the state funding was not renewed. In the five years the program ran, 75% of the 15 year old pregnant teens returned at age 17 with their second pregnancies. The education model alone for prevention of

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