The Pros And Cons Of Clinics

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In Kansas, minors, which is under the age of 18 years old, can obtain birth control without parental consents depending on what the doctor thinks of their maturity level (“Sex, ETC, 1). In many clinics in Kansas and throughout the United States, they will keep the minors prescriptions and record’s private from their family. The clinics will also keep the minor’s information such as appointments, and billings confidential. All the minor has to do is tell the nurse that they want their information kept from their parents (Boonstra, Nash, 1). I understand there are many advantages of these clinics, for example, they potentially help keep the females healthy. They offer testing for pregnancies and different diseases, perform pap smears, and provide …show more content…
For example an article called “8 Common Side Effects of Taking Birth Control Pills” by Anne Fleet, explains some side effects can be weight gain, missed periods, and migraines (Fleet, 1). This could be not known to the minor, which could scare and cause her stress. Unfortunately, in some cases the minors might not have even had “the talk” with their parent and may not even fully understand the consequences of engaging in sexual activities. The clinics that allow minors to obtain birth control without their parents knowing could potentially open the door for minors, thinking that sex it okay with anyone since they are young and most of them unexperienced. Some have not even gotten the chance to develop their own values and belief yet. They could just be wanting to make their significant other happy. Another negative thing about these clinics is that the doctors that judge maturity level to grant minors birth control don’t truly know the minor. They don’t know if the minor is educated on sex or even ready to have sex. Not only that but minor also might not even know the endless amount of sexually transmitted disease there are. Not to mention since now they have birth control some …show more content…
From an article called “Pharmacists in Kansas Can Now Deny Women Access to Birth Control” by Amanda Peterson Beadle explained this law, which allows pharmacist to deny any women her contraceptives. They only have this right if they think that it could be used to induce abortion (Beadle, 1). Julie Burkhart, a founder of an abortion-rights group brought up a good point. That is that women in smaller towns will face tremendous trouble trying to obtain contraceptives if their pharmacist refuse to fill their prescription. Since in many smaller towns there is usually one pharmacists. Unlike women that live in large cities, where they can just go to another pharmacist since there is more than likely going to be more than one (Beadle, 1). For the women in the smaller towns, who are denied their medication and don’t want to travel to see another pharmacist are left without protection. Especially if they are not pregnant, which could result in unwanted pregnancies. Notice that this law is not only limited toward minors it is any age group. I do think that this law deplete women of their choice. That is why this laws need to change I don’t see any positive in taking away someone’s right to have their medicine and contraceptives. In some cases birth control might be needed for women who have severe menstrual cycles that cause them pain. Especially since in most cases they’re old enough to

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