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Teenage Pregnancy

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TOPIC: ORAL CONTRACEPTION
RESEARCH QUESTION: SHOULD HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BE
ALLOWED TO HAVE ORAL
CONTRACEPTION WITHOUT PARENTAL
CONSENT?
THESIS STATEMENT: RESEARCH SUGGEST THAT HIGH SCHOOL
GIRLS SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO HAVE ORAL CONTACPETION
WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT BECAUSE THIS WILL HELP REDUCE
THE OCCURANCE AND RISK ASSOCIATED WITH TEEN PREGNANCY AND
ABORTION AND REDUCE THE FINANCIAL BURDEN ON TAX PAYERS.
MAIN POINTS:
·Easier access to to oral contraception will reduce the occurrence of unwanted and unplanned pregnancies and abortions and the risks associated with abortion and high risk pregnancies.
·Many teenage girl who become pregnant have a higher tendency not to finish high school and this reduces their chances at attaing stable financial status and better careers.
·The high rate of teenage pregnancies puts a high financial burden on the tax payers and government in providing medical care for the young mothers. ·Although there has been a reduction in the amount of teenage pregnacy in the United States,the present rate of teenage pregnancies and birth still stands high per reserch. Recearch shows that Although the rate of teenage pregnancy in the United States is at its lowest level in nearly 40 years, it remains the highest among the most developed countries in the world. Approximately 67.8 per 1,000 women aged 15–19 — nearly 750,000 American

teenagers — become pregnant each year. (Planned Parenthood.(2012).Reducing Teenage Pregnancy. Retrieved from
www.plannedparenthood.org/files/PPFA/reducing_teenage_pregnancy.pdf ). (Please see visual aid section for graph,visual aid script and visul aid description on pages 5-8)
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