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Birth Control in Middle Schools

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Started: 10/18/2007 Category: Education
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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jatl2111

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Many students are starting to experiment with sex at an earlier and earlier age. Although it may be the responsibility for parents to educate and provide information about birth control to their children, there are a lot of parents that are failing to do so or failing to do this at an early enough age. Because of this phenomenon there is an increasing amount of pregnancies, abortions and STDs because of lack of information. Even though it is sometimes believed that introducing this information may actually entice youngsters to experiment earlier than they may on their own, I believe that pressure from their peers, television and music are much bigger influences that will provoke this behavior more than clear, concise information. Although this may be a catalyst for some children, I believe that the number of youngsters that could be helped by this information will far outweigh the number being enticed by it.
AWyatt951

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Of course information will be helpful, but I don't agree that "the number of youngsters that could be helped by this information will far outweigh the number being enticed by it" considering the fact that so much information is already available and children are still getting pregnant. I know a 13 yr. old with a three year old child. And plenty of 13 year-olds who have kids. I went to the same school as them and recieved the same information and I know how to use protection. They simply chose not to. It's not a matter of the information they recieve, it's their motivation to follow the advice the info gives. Obvioulsy the idea of kids, AIDS and other STDs don't scare them. I hate to sound pessimistic but it's a reality that won't change until the gov't oversteps their "interference boundries", which is something that no one wants. Therefore, we are pretty much stuck with underage parents. What we can change is the number of deaths and injuries caused by self-induced abortions. There are girls out there who get scared or don't have the money to pay for an abortion. So they resort to drinking bleach and sticking dirty wire hangers up into themselves in an attempt to kill the baby, at the cost hurting themselves. I don't agree with abortion, but for that fact, I think abortion should be free and confidential on the condition that the girl goes to counciling where they try to convince her to consider other options that don't include hurting anyone, including the unborn baby.
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Posted by chasedoy123456789 1 year ago
chasedoy123456789
what the F**K
Posted by Harlan 9 years ago
Harlan
Dave Chappeles proposal is that the priciple of every school make love to the most wrinkled teacher in front of all the students, and thus taking all of the sex drive out of the students.

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Posted by wryan 9 years ago
wryan
"I dont think that middle school girls should be taking birth control. At that age their bodies are still developing and birth control might affect that."

Pegnancy would be alot worse.
Posted by serenity1272 9 years ago
serenity1272
I think that if a child cannot go to a parent due to abuse, fear, lack of trust and other issues then we have an obligation to make sure that they are safe. Do I think that a 13 yr old should be having sex? NO WAY, but do I think that they should be educated and have the resources available to them to protect themselves? OH YES. Do not try to pigeon hole parents, they come in all shapes and sizes.
Posted by Phil 9 years ago
Phil
Schools should never be allowed to give any medicine or condoms to children without their parent's consent. It is the parent's duty to raise their children, not the school's, or the government's job.
Posted by gonovice 9 years ago
gonovice
I dont think that middle school girls should be taking birth control. At that age their bodies are still developing and birth control might affect that. If they do end up pregnant they could find at least one adult they trust and love enough to help them out. It seems silly to me to take medicine.
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