A.m. birth control thesis

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A.m. birth control thesis

  1. 1. By: Amanda Mette
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3.  17: Average age virginity lost  88% of teens break virginity pledges  Abstinence Only programs don’t work  Parents need to face reality
  4. 4.  18% ages 13-19 oral prescription in 2009  Increased 50% since 2002  Minimal price increase
  5. 5.  80% pregnancies unplanned  U.S. = highest rate in the world  750,000 pregnant each year
  6. 6.  1/3 pregnant teens seek abortion  24/1,000 teens gets abortion  200,000 per year
  7. 7.  Survey of 1500 adolescents  1/5 would still remain sexually active, even if parents denied  Only 1% would stop sexual activity
  8. 8.  Federally funded  59% of teens would not go if parental consent needed  Decreases 400,000 pregnancies/yr.
  9. 9.  Only 14% contact Title X before sexual activity  Positive reinforcements more effective  Parental consent not seeking help
  10. 10. •75% pregnancy drop between 1988 and 1995 •Confidentiality is important •Pregnancy rates and abortion rates will be lower

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