Sex Leads to Teen Pregnancy
by emilyking98 on October 1, 2016 - 9:05pm
Condom-distribution programs have been introduced worldwide from Colorado to California all the way to New York City. About two third of 484 schools have a mandatory counseling program to get condoms. Though we think that condoms would decrease the rate of teen pregnancies, it shows that it has actually increased. The researchers in the article estimated that the programs were responsible for about two additional births per 1,000 teens. Which is a lot. Perhaps easy access to condoms created worse outcomes for girls, not better.
There are also a number of schools that think that having these sex/condom coursed actually encouraged kids to have sex with the easy access to condoms. I personally know that some girls do not use condoms because they are on the birth control, the pill. Condom use decreased by half among women aged 15 to 19 according to the CDC. To this day condoms are still the most common form of birth control. I believe that this article is important because so many young teens are uneducated about teen pregnancy. So many of us are unaware of the dangers and symptoms of not using a condom or being on birth control can cause. For example becoming pregnant. Personally I think that sex education should be offered at every school to help educate teen girls who could be put in a particular situation. If you want to read more on this credential topic, please click the following link: