Benefits of Birth Control

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Benefits of Birth Control Programs Gina Torres Com 172 March 21, 2012 Lilac Bauer Benefits of Birth Control Programs Often at the mention of “birth control,” the first thing that may come to mind is a form of protection against unwanted pregnancy, but the truth is, birth control is so much more than just this one area. A person who is uneducated often has the tendency to blindly listen to what the media, social networks, and doctors tell them, but a person who seeks out the knowledge about this simple yet effective science will make better life decisions. There are many benefits to birth control programs, but two main benefits include the education among teenage girls and of safe sex. Benefits of Educating Teenage Girls Many girls are uneducated about birth control and its benefits. They have the notion that it is used for protection against unwanted pregnancy, when there are many other benefits. In the book Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, Dr. Spock states, “Does sex education encourage sex? Many parents are afraid that talking about sex with their teenagers will be taken as permission for the teen to have sex. Nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the more children learn about their sexuality from talking with their parents and teachers and reading accurate books, the less likely they feel compelled to find out for themselves” (2004). Teenage girls who have been taught throughout their lives about birth control are more aware of their bodies and the way it works and can make a more conscience decision about their sexuality. Sex education is not something new in schools around the nation. What most people are unaware of is there are two different types of education taught across the nation. There is the Comprehensive Sexuality Education, which is a type of program that starts in kindergarten and continues throughout a student’s entire

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