Should Teenage Girls Be Allowed to Receive Birth Control Without Parental Consent

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Some people might say that teenage girls should not be allowed to get birth control without parental consent because parents should know what’s going on with their child, they should choose for their child, and they would think it would encourage their child to have sex. I say that it just teaches kids about safe sex, it would reduce teen pregnancy, and birth control does have its beneficial side effects. I think that teenage girls should be allowed to get birth control without her parents consent.

Three reasons are because it would reduce teen pregnancy, they’re just being responsible for their bodies, and they are going to have sex regardless.

Teenage girls should be allowed to get birth control without her parents consent because it would reduce teen pregnancy. The lack of contraception increases chances of unplanned pregnancy. There’s a 90% chance of becoming pregnant without the use of protection, according to plannedparenthood.com. Also, the birth control pill has positive side effects. It helps with acne, pms, pmad, heavy and painful periods, migraines, and gynecological health. Use of the birth control pill lowers the chance of endometrial and ovarian cancers, cysts in the breasts and ovaries, iron deficiency anemia, breast growth, infections in the ovaries, tubes, and uterus, and bone thinning, according to plannedparenthood.com.

Teenage girls should be allowed to get birth control without her parents consent because they are only being responsible for their bodies and actions. They’re educated and mature enough to know about safe sex. They understand the consequences of having sex and would not want to deal with them. It’s not a bad thing at all. Their parents would not want their teenage daughter to become pregnant. They would also feel uncomfortable to ask their parents to get them on birth control because they don’t want their parents to know that they’re sexually active or their parents would most likely not let...
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