The Instigator
justsayin
Pro (for)
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The Contender
Travniki
Con (against)
Losing
1 Points

Teenagers should be able to get birth control without their parents consent

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justsayin
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/27/2012 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 2,867 times Debate No: 23888
Debate Rounds (5)
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justsayin

Pro

Con will argue that teens should only be given birth control if their parents are told.
I am not looking for a 'formal' debate. I am not planning on posting sources or doing any of that formally, unless con asks me to, and in that case, i will.
Thank you to who ever accepts to be con, and good luck:)

-i will say this before you accept, i am not in this for winning. I am in this to hear others opinions on this situation, and also to give out my opinion.-
Travniki

Con

I accept. I'm basically going to defend the position that it extremely irresponsible and dangerous to allow teenagers to play around with something as important as birth control behind their parents backs.
Debate Round No. 1
justsayin

Pro

justsayin forfeited this round.
Travniki

Con

They should not because the pills are very expensive and a teenager needs a parents help in this important ordeal.
Debate Round No. 2
justsayin

Pro

Im sorry for the forfeit.

Teenagers are going to have sex. They are NOT going to tell their parents, and while people say they should, they wont. So you're going to let them have a child instead of giving them birth control? Sure its expensive, but so is diapers, food, and everything else a brand new human being is going to need. The common age for teenager girls to have sex is 15.. you really think all these 15 year olds want to tell their parents? No. Let them have protection.
Travniki

Con

Birth Control is extremely hard to manage, and should not be seen as this fool proof way of stopping teen pregnancy. Without a parent to help them, chances are a teenage girl will improperly administer it, especially if she is trying to keep it secret from her parents.

No one should condone allowing a teenager to have access to something as important as birth control without parental knowledge and supervision because a) the parent has the right to know and can help and b) they will probably use it incorrectly at some point.

If you want them to have protection without parental knowledge then they have condoms....you need to show why condoms are not an appropriate solution to the problems you've listed, and why we should allow inexperienced teenagers access to a drug that plays hell with their hormones and can be very dangerous.

It's kind of like saying that teenagers should be allowed to get a vasectomy without parental consent.

The resolution is negated.
Debate Round No. 3
justsayin

Pro

Condoms are not always the best protection method. Condoms can break. Women need to use birth control to guarantee that pregnancy will not occur. Using a condom alone is more risky than using birth control alone.

Should parents know whats going on with their children? Yes. But are they ever going to? No. If teens know that their parents will find out when they go to the clinic for help and birth control..they will never go. They wont get help. And more and more teens will get pregnant.

Teens shouldnt be responsible enough to have access to birth control is what con has said, however, kids should be responsible enough to have a baby? Which is worse? dealing with a pill a day so that you dont get pregnant, or dealing with a human being?

Teens will never stop having sex. It happens. They will also never tell their parents and never want their parents to know. In a perfect world parents would find out and be there for their children, but were not living in that kind of society. Help teens not get pregnant, and let them have birth control.
Travniki

Con

Travniki forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
justsayin

Pro

justsayin forfeited this round.
Travniki

Con

Travniki forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Vote Placed by socialpinko 2 years ago
socialpinko
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Reasons for voting decision: Although Pro made a few too many unsubstantiated presuppositions (regarding whether all teenage girls have sex or not for example), the basic argument remains valid. Pro argued that based on a comparison of the relative costs of either using birth control or having a child, the former was on balance more safe. Con's point about improper use (while certainly valid) wasn't enough to weigh heavier in a relative cost calculus than having a child at 16. Forfeits by both sides get a tie for conduct.
Vote Placed by 1dustpelt 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro ff more.