Contraception and Teenagers

  1. gmwilliams profile image87
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago
    The issue of comprehensive sex education in the United States is a heated and contested one.  There are proponents of absistence only education, they strongly contend that teaching teenagers contraception is a red light to indulge in sex.  Many parents are no better.  They prefer to either avoid or deny the issue that teenagers are burgeoning adults with sexual feelings.

    This attitude of denial explains why the United States leads the developed and industrialized nations in unplanned and unwanted teenage pregnancies.  In many developed/industrialized European nations, especially in Scandinavia and other parts of Western Europe, comprehensive sex educations include teaching contraception as an integral part.  Many Western European are cognizant enough to realize that teenagers do have sex, it is better for them to have contraceptive knowledge. 

    However, many American parents choose to ignore the issue much to some of their peril later on. They unfortunately see and treat their teenagers as adults in the making, keep them totally infantilized.  American parents have to become more progressive regarding these issue.  Let's discuss this.