Birth Control in High School

             Put birth control where it is needed, in high schools. Teen pregnancy is at an all time high. About one million teenagers become pregnant each year in the United States. The average age at which a United States adolescent has sexual intercourse is sixteen.
             Out of one hundred percent of teenagers, only forty percent use a condom. I believe that if high schools distribute condoms, the use of protection will increase. Since most teenagers engage in sexual intercourse in high school, they have all the right to know that they can be protected. If condoms were distributed in high schools, pregnancy rates would drop and there would be fewer teenagers with sexual transmitted diseases.
             Another reason why birth control should be distributed in high schools is because many parents are afraid to talk to their teenagers. I strongly think that if a teenager cannot speak openly with their parents, they should be able to speak to someone who understands. Why shouldn’t it be someone from a place that your teenager spends up to seven or eight hours a day? Teenagers would get a better understanding of their rights to be protected, if someone sits down and explains it to them.
             A very important reason that birth control should be given out in high schools is because more teenagers will use it. If birth control was available at high schools, teenagers would have it accessible when they consider to take part in sexual activity. Most parents probably think that if high schools give out protection, they are just telling their teenagers that it is okay to have sexual intercourse. From my point of view as a teenager, I think that it will help us out a lot, because some teenagers do not have access to get protection.

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