Teen Sex and Contraceptives

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Teen Sex and Contraceptives

By | April 2006
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Teen Sex and Contraceptives
Parent Should Be Consulted before Teens Are Given Contraceptive Services was the Pro essay organized by The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. This organization-based in Washington D.C promotes Catholicism and provides charitable and educational services. The major thesis to the essay is the Title X program allows teenagers to receive contraceptives without the consent of their parents, but the lack of parental notification is wrong. Parents should have the right to be notified and the government should not send the message that premarital sex is acceptable. Requiring Parental Consent for Contraceptive Services Puts Teens at Risk is the Pro essay organized by The National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association. This nonprofit organization was established to assure access to reproductive health care services, including contraceptives, abortion and STD testing. The major thesis of the essay is 50% of teenagers would forgo family planning services and medical treatment with Title X of the Public Health Service Act if their parents had to be notified , thus jeopardizing teens' health and raising the rates of unintended pregnancies and STDs including HIV/AIDS.

There were two facts found from reading the essay Parents Should Be Consulted before Teens Are Given Contraceptive Services. The first fact is Title X of the Public Health Service Act established as a federal program in 1970, and for many years, Title X has offered low-income women reproductive health services including family planning as well as non-directive pregnancy counseling and referrals on all options including abortion. The second fact found in the essay Parents Should Be Consulted before Teens Are Given Contraceptive Services is contraceptives do not prevent abortion or sexually transmitted diseases. There were two opinions found from reading the essay Parents Should Be Consulted before Teens Are Given Contraceptive Services. The first opinion found in...