Teenagers have legal rights and should be able to make decisions about what happens to their body. The medical, mental and physical risks of adolescent pregnancy and childbirth cannot be discounted and if teenagers aren't getting sexual health services anywhere else then offering them at school is the only logical option.
What most know, but a lot of people don't want to admit is that sex during the teenage years happens. Even with every preventative measure a parent or guardian can take, their teen will have sex; with or without their knowledge. Rather than being ignorant to the facts, minor contraception should be available to students in schools.
Whether we like it or not, teens are going to have sex. You can teach them all about contraception and abstinence but that doesn't always mean something to them. If you have contraception in schools they will have easy access to something they actually need. If teens are able to access contraception easily they are less likely to get STDs and pregnant.
Young males don't think with their top head and teen girls don't know how to close their legs. When it comes to having sex at a young age consequences don't matter to them. No matter how many talks they have listened to they are going to have sex anyway. Best way to prevent them from having children and getting any disease is by giving them the right tools.
Because it will help teens not get pregnant and its a smart idea to have it in the school. Helps them not get STD's and get all gross and help them not ruin their lives and who wants a kid that young? NOT ME! So yeah have it in the schools!
Yes it should be available in high schools because whether any parent wants to admit or not their child is thinking about or has had some kind of sexual contact with another person. If we helped provide contraceptives for those who are doing it anyways we can make sure they are not getting pregnant on our watch or even STD's for that fact. PEOPLE NEED TO WAKE UP and educate yourself and really think about it, would you rather your child sneak around and have sex unprotected or would you rather provide birth control of some sort to make sure if they ever make that decision they will be protected no matter what!?! I say Put it in the High Schools and they should be required to take a sex education class along with it
Teen pregnancy and widespread STD infections are two of the biggest public health threats facing us today. We cannot stop teens from having sex, as proven time and time again by abstinence programs While it is up to parents and communities to decide how hard they want to try to get kids to agree to abstain from sex, knowing that at least some kids will refuse no matter how good the arguments presented to them, it is our responsibility to ensure they have a safety net. Just as we cannot force someone to drive safely, or even to wear their seat belt, but we can require that they have seat belts in their car, so must we ensure students have contraceptives in their schools.
Many parents do not want to accept the fact that their teenagers are having sex. But obviously they are since there is so much teen pregnancy. I think that having contraception available to students in high school would help to prevent this. Many would argue that it encourages it but I disagree. Kids will do it regardless. Providing contraception, and /or condoms keeps them safe.
I think that contraception should be available in high schools. People might be outraged, saying that it encourages teenagers to have sex, but, I think that it shouldn't come as a shock to anyone that teenagers are going to have sex anyway. There are a lot of surging hormones at that age and it seems teenage sex is almost inevitable. The best thing we can do is make sure it's as safe as possible, and making contraception available will do that. Pretending that teenagers are not having sex won't do anything to make it safer. They'll just keep on doing it in secret, and unsafely.
It should not be available at the school but it should be taught about. We need to teach about safe sex because we are having problems with younger and younger kids being involved in those activities. We need to educate them on the risks and how to prevent unwanted problems as a result.