Teen girls don't want to talk to their parents about sex or the idea of birth control because they will think that the parents suspect they're having sex. For me personally, I wouldn't want my mom to know I was having sex at the young age of 16. But nonetheless they need protection so they should be able to obtain birth control without parental consent.
I believe that teens should have access to birth control and condoms. If a teen wants to have sex they should be able to have access to the proper protection without having to tell their parents. Sex is a touchy subject and can be and is extremely awkward. We as parents need to educate our children that they have options and give them the means to use them. When the choice has been made wouldn't you rather your teen be on birth control and using condoms rather than risking it and getting pregnant or obtaining an STD?
Teenage girls are talking more and more about sexual activity with their friends, close family or other people they talk to. Its making them want to more and more. If they want to do it then they are going to. Its best to have protection and condoms sometimes dont protect from everything. Birth control can help more protection for the teens. There are other reasons for taking birth control its not just for sexual reasons. It can be to clear acne, sooth the pain of cramps, and birth control can help regulate your period, all while protecting you from getting pregnant.
If someone is absolutely set on having sex, nothing is going to change that. They're going to do it no matter what. The problem with needing parental consent is that this is a very awkward and scary topic for young people to talk to their parents about. They would probably rather have sex without birth control than have to talk to their parents about it. By allowing teens to obtain birth control without parental consent, it allows for a greater chance of kids actually using it since they won't have to face and talk to their parents about it. And what if their parents say no? It's not going to stop them from having sex but they will not be as safe as they can.
I am 15 and I am sexually active with my fiance! If my mom didn't know I was being sexually active and put me on birth control I would have did it myself if I could have!! Its not a bad thing to be on birth control!! I actually like it! And actually most teens at my school are on it and they are virgins! They are on it because it HELPS regulate your period etc.
I have a problem with my cycle every month. The doctors finally labeled it as dysmenorrhea. Since my cramps are so bad it causes me to faint, extreme back pain, stomach pain, vomiting, extreme heavy blood flow, unable to walk or move, headaches, & hot flashes. I get this every month. I cant go to school on my first cycle day. I have to sleep and stay in bed all day. The doctor said that the only way to maintain this is to start using birth control. Because of religious belief my mom won't put me on it and every month I am in pain, screaming for it to go away. I think it's unfair that I have to suffer and I am in no way looking to be sexually active
Almost everyone that is against teenage girls getting birthcontrol, whether its behind there parents back or not, is only viewing it from there religious or moral view point. Honestly is teens are having sex then why shouldn't they be able to protect themselves from the possibility of getting pregnant. In the world we are in today, rights have changed and most people are taking hold of their own life. I personally view birthcontrol like any other medication. If some one gets an illness and takes medication to make themselves better, why can't women take birthcontrol to secure that they will not be pregnant. Most of those against have said that sex if for marriage. Just because you are married does not mean you are ready to have a child brought into this world. I believe that birthcontrol is a safety net, maybe I'm wrong but everyone has the right to decide when to start a family
I rather my child be safe than come home and tell me their pregnant or they got a girl pregnant! Its life! More people have sex before marriage than people that wait its life if it was meant for us to wait till marriage god wouldnt have given boys penises till their married llol
Let's face it. Whether or not a parent allows for their teens to be sexually active or not, the reality is that no matter what a controlling parent says or does, if their teen wants to do it, they'll most likely find a way to do it. I don't understand these people who are so against it. Would you rather your child take responsibility for themselves by being safe or let them take the risk of being pregnant? I know teens personally who aren't on the pill because they are afraid of their parents reactions if they find out, but are still having intercourse anyways. Take your pick, a pregnant teen or birth control?? A teen is not going to fill in their parents on their sex lives, so taking away their right to be safe is absurd. FACE THE REALITY that teens experiment with sex. Get over it!!!
From a teen who has had to ask her mom for the birth control her self it is very maddening and upsetting. I'm only the age of 16 but i have seen 12 and ten years old giving birth. If they could of had birth control with out going through their parents they would not have kids to day! This is my reasons why i think kids should be able to get birth control with out parental consent.
No girl needs to have birth control unless they are having sex. And no girl should be having sex until they are ready to care for a child. You never no what could happen. Sex can ruin a girls life because they never know how they're going to feel until after they actually do it. Sex can ruin anything and everything. Teenagers end up pregnant way before their ready, marriages end because someone cheats on their spouse, and even though its a whole new thing to explore why not wait to explore it with someone you'll be with forever.
Parents are losing their ability to parent THEIR children. We can't keep taking that away. If a parent doesn't want their child having sex, than the Government, Planned Parenthood, and liberals can't say otherwise. It's not the Governments job or their right. The parents can not keep losing their ability to raise their kids their way.
Although I hate telling my mom my personal problems if i were to ever take birth control which i wouldn't i would want her to support me. I honestly think if you need birth control you shouldn't even be having sex as simple as that. If your not ready for sex then just wait until your married that way you don't have to worry about getting pregnant. There is always condoms which protect you also from std s which birth control doesn't duh.
Kids don't know that sex is a scary thing and you could get pregnant, if they think they can get on birth control they may use at as a "free pass" to have sex because they think they wont get pregnant. They also have to realize there are STD's and birth control does not control that.
Minors say that their parents have no say in their sex life. Who provides for those kids who say their parents have no say? Their PARENTS! Their parents buy them food, clothes, and keep a roof over their heads. If kids are old enough to have sex and take birth control without their parents consent, than they can also pay rent and provide for themselves if they feel like their parents have no say.
It is true that teens seem to be starting to have sex at earlier ages. When it comes to obtaining birth control that is a decision that needs to be discussed between the parent and the teen so that the teen will have all of the information about what forms of birth control are available and the potential risks to health related to each of the methods available.
If parents can't help their teens decide if it is really worth it then who will. We cannot have a society where teens rule without any repercussions. Plus some of the medication ones can cause serious health risks and if the parents don't know about them they might take their child into the hospital for a procedure and the birth control reacting with other required medications could even be fatal.
I am a 15 year old girl who is not sexually active, and who doesn't plan to be. Sex is a beautiful action IN MARRIAGE. The only reason I ended up on this page is because I have to go on birth control, but it's for endometriosis. My mother actually is urging me to go on it to help my "disease." (She fully knows and believes that I will not have sex under any circumstances.) I am a junior in high school, and I firmly believe that I am not ready to have sex, nor will I until I am married. So no, girls should not be having sex, nor should we be receiving birth control as a contraception. ESPECIALLY behind parents back.
I find it so disturbing that the world has accepted that sex is something everybody does, married or not. God instituted marriage that sex should be enjoyed by each other in marriage, as well as for producing children. Music, books, the internet and magazines all depict so much about sex and how to be sexy by what you wear, what you say, and how you can do it better. Sex is a 'gift' to give each other in marriage. It has become nothing more than just an activity to participate in. Don't you think that the consequences should fit the crime? Many sexual partners=STD's. Unprotected Sex=pregnancy. Why do you think there are consequences? God lets these things happen. Parents need to have these conversations with their children as to WHY they need to wait until marriage. The lack of morals in this society will eventually lead to the destruction of mankind.
Any girl shouldn't have to get birth control because she should not be having sex until she is married. Sex was made for child birth and reproduction so by taking birth control you are violating the main reason sex exists. Yes it is also there for pleasure but only at the right time, so birth control should never be an option.