Should Teenagers Have The Right To Medication?

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When we become teens we no longer want to tell our parents things. Our lives change, our bodies change, friends change. Entering high school is hard on teens, but we reach a point where we want to do things on our own. All that's on the mind of a teenager is doing things on their own. They find themselves fighting huge battle on their own, because they don't want to talk to their parents. Young lives are being destroyed because they are getting the medication they need by not telling their parents and not being able to do something on their own. Teens deserve the right to medication without parental consent. They have to suffer because there is nothing they feel they can do to help themselves. An article says “Thirty states have addressed this issue already, using a variety of approaches to ensure that youth on their own can obtain basic medical care.” (Vento Liaisons) Teens feel helpless when they aren’t comfortable with telling their parents certain things and have no right in their own medical problems only some states have a maturity law or they lowered the age of consent, but what about the rest?

Are teens seeking a legal drugs as a way to self medicate? An article states, “Millions of American teens report experiencing weeks of hopelessness and loss of interest in normal daily activities and many of these depressed teens are
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He is could be treated early before gets worse and lead to other issues. An article says, “Many states have considered or adopted laws that would prevent teens under 18 from obtaining an abortion unless they involve a parent or go to court.” Teens have their own reasons for not telling their parents. If a doctor see the patient is mature enough and have good reasons it should be allowed. Plus sometimes teens with ruff lives can't tell their parents because they can't afford treatment or won't believe them and won't let them be treated and they can't even take matters into their own

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