Posted: Monday, May 28, 2012 6:37:23 AM
Easy access to contraceptives and condoms are definitely the reason why teenage pregnancy has dropped over the past few years. There are dozens of places young teenage girls can get their hands on a variety of contraception’s, whether it be from a doctor with their parents or from a medical facility without their parents. There are many young teenage girls that take advantage of the medical facility, Planned Parenthood, because it is the easiest way to get birth control pills without involving their parents. Most teenagers don’t want their parents to know that they are sexually active due to many reasons, so to be safe and not involve their parents Planned Parenthood is the place to go. They have a nondisclosure agreement to not tell their parents and they even give teenagers cards that allow them to get most of their pills for free. This place basically has everything that a teenager would need if they want to become sexually active. Not only that, but there is even a pill for if someone has sex and they didn’t have protection called the Emergency Contraception Pill, also known as The Morning-After Pill. This one pill can save a teenage girls life, by taking it means that there is a better possibility that they will not get pregnant even though there was no protection involved when they were having sex. These small pills can help teenage girls be active, if they choose too, and be safe. However, taking the pill is not 100% safe, like most things, so teenage boys must play their part. For teenage boys this task is simple because they can go to basically any convenience store and choose from a variety of condoms. Condoms have been around for a long time, and as we can see over the years, they are not very effective. There are many problems that can occur when using a condom, one main problem is that condoms can easily rip and the user wouldn’t even notice until it is too late. Even though that is the case, there are still assortments of condoms still being made and sold in multiple of places. That’s why teenagers rely on using a condom and the pill to be extra safe from the horrors of teen pregnancy.