The Consequences Of Unintended Pregnancy
Unprotected sex is defined as having vaginal, anal, or oral sex without using a condom (AVERT). Unprotected sex is becoming an increasingly common health concern and often times leads to serious consequences such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancies. Male latex condoms are currently the only …show more content…
This affects individuals because sexually transmitted infections are not only harmful to the body, but can cause emotional feelings of guilt and embarrassment that may prevent people from receiving the correct treatment needed.
Unintended pregnancies have are associated with adverse maternal and child health outcomes such as delayed prenatal care, premature birth, and negative physical and mental health effects for children. In 2010, public expenditures for unintended pregnancies nationwide was approximately $21.0 billion (Guttmacher). Many of these unintended pregnancies result in abortion or create a much bigger problem for families who are living in poverty. Unintended pregnancies create financial problems in a community and undesirable circumstances for the woman who is childbearing. (Our Sexuality, p. 26).
Unprotected sex is an increasing problem around the world and concerns a vast majority of young people in today’s society. Unprotected sex ultimately leads to sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies, both of which put a burden on both partner’s lives. To decrease the amount of STIs and unintended pregnancies, adolescents need to be educated in schools about the health outcomes of risky sexual behavior.