High school students in America
should be allowed the right to access
birth control from a doctor or a
Planned Parenthood center without
parental consent, because doing so
would decrease the teenage
pregnancy and abortion rates.
Average age virginity lost
88% of teens break virginity pledges
Abstinence Only programs don’t work
Parents need to face reality
ages 13-19 oral prescription in 2009
Increased 50% since 2002
Minimal price increase
U.S. = highest rate in the world
750,000 pregnant each year
pregnant teens seek abortion
24/1,000 teens gets abortion
200,000 per year
of 1500 adolescents
1/5 would still remain sexually active, even if
Only 1% would stop sexual activity
59% of teens would not go if parental
Decreases 400,000 pregnancies/yr.
14% contact Title X before sexual
Positive reinforcements more effective
not seeking help
drop between 1988
and abortion rates
will be lower
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