Posted: Friday, May 25, 2012 5:19:26 PM
Teen pregnancy, in the past, was a big issue. Teens at the age of 13 to 16 that were still in middle school or high school were getting pregnant at a high rate. That has lessened now. Many students are starting to learn about birth control pills and how to probably use things such as condoms. Many students have also started learning about the many diseases that can be spread by unsafe sex. Many organizations like Planned Parenthood are one of the many organizations that freely give birth control pills and condoms out to teenagers. More free clinics exist such as this. They are there to help prevent teen pregnancies.
Schools have Sex Education programs that are designed to teach student about the consequences of unsafe sex. Some examples they are taught are how to prevent the spread of STD’s, how to prevent unplanned pregnancies, and how to properly use condoms and birth control pills. Although rejected by some schools due to parents that do not want their teens to learn about sex it all. The spread of knowledge over the topic has spread. Although some teens are still getting pregnant, statistics show that in fact, they show a decline in the rate of teen pregnancies.
Many teens are also taught the consequences of unsafe sex. They are taught that they themselves could obtains STD’s even they themselves do not have any. Many STD’s can also be spread orally as well. If used properly, condoms can help prevent 95.9% to 99.9% of all STD’s. Among knowing how to prevent the spread of STD’s, students are taught what kind of STD’s exist. They are taught about AIDS, genital warta, herpes, gonorrhea, hepatitis and syphilis. Through explanations and lessons, students are taught how these diseases can affect their lives in tragic ways. The fear of obtaining these diseases has frightened many students, causing them to think twice before have unprotected sex.
Through new technology, and modernization, scientists have created condoms that make protective sex just as good as regular sex. The availability of free condoms and birth control pills have made it possible for all teens to be prepared if the urge ever comes. The decline of teen pregnancies can be seen through school, new classes and new contraceptives.