Birth Control

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Caitlin Mcadam
English 3
April 16, 2013

Birth Control, Why be Frowned Upon?

Birth control is a way to prevent your daughter from having a kid as a kid, not a statement telling her that it is okay to freely have sex. If you know and understand that your daughter is having sex, wouldn’t you want the peace of mind that she is being safe, and protected? There are several ways to take birth control, and the doctor will choose the best method for the patient. Birth control has a 99% protection rate when taken as directed and also helps prevents some diseases such as certain types of cancers and endometriosis. Some parents don’t agree with birth control because they believe abstinence is 100% effective, but it is not always practical. The teen should not take birth control, until felt as needed, but the time will come and the option for birth control should be available. Birth control should not be treated as a joke, but parents should have the talk with their teen, and help them be safe if they are already sexually active as it is. Birth control should be an option for all sexually active girls and should be discussed when parent is informed of the teen being sexually active. Discussing sex is not offering a child an open invitation to participate or become sexually active. It is a parent’s way of ensuring that a teen has accurate information to make an educated decision when the time comes and it will come. - (Haley). When the time is right for the teen and parent, birth control and sex should be discussed, putting aside all awkwardness. More pregnancies and more options for teens to be able to prevent pregnancy would be available for the teen, if the parents would just help. Most experts agree that abstinence is defiantly the best option for teens, but if your child is sexually active- and many are- you can help your teen to be safe with the best method of protection - (Haley). When the child had the parents involved in the decision,...
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