Parents Consent

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Natalie Terzian

Parents Consent
Analyze the fact whether or not minor should have the right to obtain birth control without parental consent. How about allowing a minor to have the ability to with draw information based on birth control and contraceptives? Are minors physically and mentally mature to make these choices on their own? If teens should have such a right to make these life-altering decisions on his or her own should everyone else be held accountable if anything went wrong? We believe that minors essentially need to have parental consent to obtain birth control and contraceptives other then condoms. Also we believe that the parent should be involved in any type of life changing decision a minor may want to make because teens aren’t mentally fit to choose on their own. We also believe that if minors were allowed to make this choice on their own that nobody should be held accountable but them selves.

We would like to keep in mind that teenagers under the age of 18 are unable to vote. Therefore the fact that they are not ready to make a decision at that age should clarify that they are not ready to make the decision to put medication into their bodies at such a young age. Teens do not understand the huge responsibility that they are undertaking when they want to take birth control behind their parent’s backs. The parents consent is needed because hey are unable to justify if they in deed need this medication in order to have sex without getting pregnant. At such a young age they should not be worried about doing such things. However we do understand that there are other uses of birth control but then again there is side affects which most teens would be unaware of when they obtain birth control.

When a women takes birth control they understand that there is side affects to taking it, but being a minor they do not understand that you are capable of getting headaches, dizziness, breast tenderness, nausea, decreased libido and the list goes on....
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