The Birth Control Of The United States Essay

1044 Words Nov 8th, 2015 5 Pages
3 in 10 girls will get pregnant before the age 20. In today 's society girls are in need of birth control but denied. This is a problem because it’s having the teen girls get pregnant and increasing our population. Teenage girls should be allowed to get on birth control without a parent consent.
The history, needs and beginning of birth control. When did birth control start? 1950, While in her 80s, Sanger underwrote the research necessary to create the first human birth control pill. She raised $150,000 for the project (“A brief history of birth control in the United States”).Just five years after the Pill 's FDA approval, more than 6.5 million American women are taking oral contraceptives, making the pill the most popular form of birth control in the U.S. Searle still dominates the market, and does $89 million in sales of Enovid (“The Pill, American Express, WFYI”). The Statistics, .“There are 61 million U.S. women in their childbearing years (15–44). About 43 million of them (70%) are at risk of unintended pregnancy—that is, they are sexually active and do not want to become pregnant, but could become pregnant if they and their partners fail to use a contraceptive method correctly and consistently” “Contraceptive Use in the United States”, 2015. “Most women who use the pill do so to prevent pregnancy; however, more than half also identify noncontraceptive health benefits, such as treatment for excessive menstrual bleeding, menstrual pain and acne, as reasons for use”…

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