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Jcatster724
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cole.bonds
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Parents should choose whether or not there teens may engage in sexual intercourse

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Started: 1/28/2018 Category: Health
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Jcatster724

Con

cole.bonds, you're making an insane argument here. If parents can choose whether or not they can have sex, should they have complete control over their child's romantic life? Parents shouldn't be allowed to make this decision for their teen, only the teen should. What happens is if parents do not allow there kids to have sex, it leads to situations where they may attempt to have sex in an unhealthy environment, leading to teen pregnancy or STDs. IF parents do allow it to happen, it can lead sex taking place in a better environment (a house) with protection. The parents choice is irrelevant, because either way the sex will happen. The parents choice only determines the safety steps taken.
cole.bonds

Pro

Thank you for challenging me to this debate, jcatster724. Good luck.

Let's begin:

"If parents can choose whether or not they can have sex, should they have complete control over their child's romantic life?"

No. Our romantic lives and sex lives are completely different things. The romantic life includes things such as going on harmless dates and such; on the other hand, the sex life can lead to having a child at a very young age, which can affect the teenager's life significantly. Controlling the teenager's romantic life is a bit ridiculous, but controlling the teenager's sex life is reasonable.

"Parents shouldn't be allowed to make this decision for their teen, only the teen should."

In my opinion, I don't think it would be very smart to allow a typical teenager decide if he wants to have sex or not. Most of the time, the teenager would obviously choose to have sex, not thinking of the potential life-impacting consequences that could possibly be ahead of him/her. The typical teenager isn't capable of choosing the logical option in these type of situations due to lack of the development of certain parts of their brain, therefore the adult should make the decision and not the teenager.

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"What happens is if parents do not allow there kids to have sex, it leads to situations where they may attempt to have sex in an unhealthy environment, leading to teen pregnancy or STDs. IF parents do allow it to happen, it can lead sex taking place in a better environment (a house) with protection."

If the first part happened, this would be completely the teenager's fault, since they chose to be disobedient. This is partially proving my previous point: teenagers aren't capable of making the logical decisions due to the lack of development of certain parts of their brain. Most of the time, they just do what they want to do. And the second part is correct; this is why parents should be in control of it. If the teenager has sex without the parent's opinion, this situation could also lead to the teenager having children or having an STD.

"The parents choice is irrelevant, because either way the sex will happen."

This is an assumption. Not every teenager wants to have sex at their age (though most do), coming from myself; I don't want to risk having a child at such a young age. If the sex happens even after the parents tell the teenager not to, then that's the teenager's problem with disobedience.

In summary, the parent should be in control of the teenager's sex life because the typical teenager is not capable of making logical decisions due to development reasons, and if the parent says no and the teenager disobeys the parent's orders, and has sex in an unsafe environment, then that is the teenager's fault for not listening.
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