Prescription Birth Control

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Why is the age of people having sex getting lower and lower? Children are exposed at young ages to pornographic images and adult situations. Cable television and movies are showing things on a regular basis that twenty years ago were not shown and were considered pornographic. Many parents are allowing the television to raise their children and this is where the children receive their information on sex. The problem is children don't realize the ramifications or dangers of early sexual involvement. Since the majority of the media does not show the consequences of having sex, the young viewers seek the thrill, romance and adventure that the media portrays sex as being. Rather than allowing the media and television to raise their children, parents…show more content…
The proposal, from the division of public health, calls for the independently operated health care center at King Middle School to provide a variety of services to students including: immunizations, physical checkups, birth control medications and counseling for sexually transmitted diseases. This allows middle school students as young as eleven years old the ability to obtain birth control easily and without parental permission(only permission to use health center is needed). In the Virginia Hopkins Health Watch, Dr. Zava discussed that using birth control at young ages puts the person at a high risk of breast cancer later in life. Thus, exposing young girls to birth control at such a young age could be more of a risk than benefit in the long…show more content…
Depression and suicide goes back to preteens/children not being emotionally or physiologically mature enough to have sex. Since many young people will have sex to show the other partner that they “love” them, when in reality it isn't love and often leaves one of the two heartbroken which may lead to depression. Meeker also discuses obscene rap lyrics, lurid reports of teen orgies and the high school "craze" for oral sex and blames: post-60s permissiveness, the misguided association of condoms with safety and sexualized media imagery and gives examples of, the popular magazine Cosmopolitan and television series Ally McBeal. In the end her
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