Essay on The Importance Of Birth Control

980 Words Apr 29th, 2016 4 Pages
Ervin Colston
Anthony Daniels
English 120
April 29, 2016

The Importance of Birth Control

Since the time ancient man began participating in sexual intercourse, forms of birth control have existed for the prime purpose of preventing the conception of children. The earliest forms of birth control had varying results of effectiveness. Some birth control methods were toxic, some forms of birth control dealt with abortion and infanticide, while other simply did not work [2]. In the present, however, we have developed an even more effective and safer forms of birth control, yet many young Americans have trouble accessing birth control, or they have misconceptions about their use. Due to this, there are many unplanned pregnancies, as high as 45 to 51%. Also, this leads America to have one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the developed industrial world. Almost all American student receive some form of sex education, but due to the prevalence of religious interference in the United States, about a third of schools teach abstinence-only education. The historical condemnation of contraceptives by religious communities can be cited as the reason why many religious couples choose to teach abstinence. Many religiously motivated abstinence programs often omit information on how to have safe sex, or they contain untrue medical statements. Schools that have an abstinence-only sexual education program have higher rates of teenage pregnancy and higher rates of STD…

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