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 know my parents have no say in my sexual endeavors and it should be that way for anyone else with a healthy sexual attitude. Teens' parents don't have to know what's going in their teens sexual life and they should be happy if they know that their child is sexually active that the child is trying to be safe
I strongly believe this should be allowed. Birth control allows teenagers to practice safe sex. Think of how many unwanted pregnancies would be avoided if teenagers were able to get birth control without their parents permission. Sadly, not every teenager is close to his/her parent, and they will not go to them to ask.
Yes, teens should be allowed to obtain birth control without parental consent. It is a fact of life that most teenagers are going to experiment with sex. Parents are usually the last people that teenagers confide in, regardless of their relationship. Kids are not going to tell their parents they’re sleeping with their boyfriends. Everyone will know about it before the parents do. For that reason, teens need to be able to obtain birth control without their parents’ consent. The alternative is a teenage pregnancy. As a parent myself, I would prefer to find out my Daughter was on the pill as opposed to finding out she was sixteen and pregnant.
Of all the many controversies that have affected the United States in the past decades, birth control has been one of the more important topics. Some popular birth control methods are the female and male condoms, and the birth control pill. Even though both of these help protect against pregnancy and the female and the male condoms help protect against HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STD).But the idea of teens making a decision to add medication into their daily lives is ridiculous, even more since the government has already determined that they are not ready to make an extremely important decision as far as voting. Therefore allowing teens to obtain prescription birth control without parents’ knowledge interferes with the parent/child relationship.
If teens are required to have parental consent to obtain birth control, all that will happen is that they'll go without. Or, maybe they'll steal it, or some other undesirable outcome. The point is, they'll try to get it by some other means. It would be nice if parents were involved in the matter, but the world doesn't actually work that way; there's no point in pretending that it does.
If young girls are mature enough to make the decision to have sex then they should be mature enough to make the decision to be safe about it.
Teenage pregnancy is more and more common in the United States. High schools in major metropolises areas are now offering day care programs so that young mothers can receive an education. Television programs like “Teen Mom” and films like “Juno” are telling stories of young girls who get pregnant in high school and some cases junior high. The problem with these shows is that they only tell half the story and are making teen pregnancy a glorified topic.
The key thing that parents need to keep in mind is to talk to your kids about sex in the first place and make the decision of birth control together. But if your child is not comfortable with taliking about their sex life their parents should be happy that they are at least using protection.
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.