Contraception Essays & Term Papers

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Would you like to be on the receiving end of a snakeskin condom? Men and women have been using birth control for thousands of years. Typically though if you look to the past there has been a big difference in how and why contraception was used for the opposite sexes. Focus on actual birth control in history was mainly up to the woman, while men’s contraception was focused on preventing disease. This can be taken back to one of the earliest known uses of the condom. Roman soldiers

CONTRACEPTIVE USE AT FIRST INTERCOURSE The 1995 National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) report on Contraceptive Use at First Intercourse presented tables of data based on women population 15 to 44 years of age in the U.S. who had voluntary premarital intercourse. The tables illustrate percentages of women that used contraceptives and selected methods of contraceptives during first time intercourse. This information is broken down by age, race and Hispanic origin, and year of fir

Human sexuality is an extremely complex subject in which you could never stop learning new information. Throughout this course, I have learned some valuable knowledge that bettered my marriage emotionally and sexually. In addition, I learned an extreme amount of facts that improve me. One of the most important pieces of information I learned was not all women enjoy direct stimulation on their clitoris. For years, I have believed that I was different or strange in a way because the majority

The Truth about Our Sexuality The Catholic faith does not dislike sex. Our modern day society of death would probably disagree. The fact is, however, that our sex-crazed society simply does not understand our Church s view of sexuality and celibacy; it does not understand the truth. Our society sees sexuality as a way of gaining personal pleasure, but the truth about sex is that it is the giving of ourselves to our spouse in the marital relationship. The wrong in our society is very obvio

Griswold v. Connecticut Estelle Griswold began her fight for contraception (birth control) in the 1940’s. She traveled to different slums of the world and realized that these places were largely overpopulated. This sparked an interest in her. She believed that inadequate information about contraception was a major cause of human misery both abroad and even in segments of the Connecticut population. When she returned to New Haven, she joined the Planned Parenthood League and soon be

Teen pregnancy is a quite big problem in the society. How bad is the problem? The United States has the highest rates of teen pregnancy and births in the western industrialized world. Teen pregnancy costs the United States at least $7 billion annually. Four in 10 young women become pregnant at least once before they reach the age of 20? nearly one million a year. Eight in ten of these pregnancies are unintended and 79 percent are to unmarried teens. The teen birth rate has declined slowly but

There are many reasons why people argue for and against sex education being a set curriculum in our school systems, but not many people look at the facts of the issue before deciding that sex education is not right. The plain truth is that there has been a dramatic increase in the number of teenagers that have become sexually active. The age at which sexual intercourse first occurs is becoming younger. According to Stong and Devault, in 1996 17% of girls and 38% of boys admitted to ha

Outline and explain the religious and secular arguments surrounding both prevention and termination of pregnancy Contraception is the deliberate prevention of pregnancy using several methods available today. Family planning is the method that refers to the making decisions about when and how many children to have, and choosing way to achieve this. Catholics believe that sex should be procreative, unitive, communicative and respectful. They believe that a human’s sexuality is a g

Angus McLaren, author of “Illegal Operations: Women, Doctors, and Abortion” demonstrates the life of an abortionist in the late 1800’s to the mid 1900’s. McLaren explains a series of affairs in detail with many different abortionists. Since abortion was illegal at the time, many women consulted midwives, or took the procedure of abortion among themselves, this at times resulted in their death. The articles purpose is to use legal sources to explore the decision

The article, "Adolescent Sexuality, Pregnancy, and Parenthood", was about peoples attitudes and behaviors on sex. There was a survey done of 697 students from 20 schools in Missouri indicated they had not has sex. The factor's scores differed by gender, grades, alcohol consumption, family structure, father's education, and urbanicity.Their most frequent reasons for not having sex were related to fears of pregnancy and disease, including human immune-deficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency

There are many forms of artificial contraception. I am going to discuss some of those forms and the Church’s opinion. Condoms, or rubbers, are shaped like a balloon and are made of a special kind of rubber. Condoms prevent sperm from reaching the cervix. They are placed over the male’s erect penis before intercourse. They are 80-90% effective. No prescription is needed to use them. They protect against STD’s. They are more protective in preventing AIDS, then preventing pregnancy

TAKE HOME ESSAY #13: METHODS OF CONTRACEPTION Various methods of birth control have been practiced for thousands of years, yet most of these primitive methods were highly unreliable or not effective. Not until the 19th century were more reliable methods of contraception developed, even more developments in the 20th century have recently led to methods of contraception, which are the most effective ever. Effectiveness is the most important factor to consider when choosing a method of contrace

The Morning After Pill The emergency contraception pill, often wrongly called the abortion pill, is a solution to the high teen pregnancy rate in the USA. There were 521,826 teen mothers in the United States in 1990 (Adolescent pregnancy 2). The United States also has the highest rate of pregnancy, abortion, and childbirth among teenagers than any other country (McKeown 1). Also, the Untied States spends an unbelievable 7 billion dollars a year on teen pregnancy costs (National Campai

Emergency Contraception in the United States Today November 2, 1998 In a world today where unplanned or unintended pregnancies occur in exuberant numbers there is a great need for a solution. Emergency contraception is one that comes to mind. In the United States approximately 3.2 million of the total six million annual pregnancies are accidental, half of these ending in abortion (Lindberg, 1997). Eighty percent of teen pregnancies are unintended, and each year, one in nine young wo

Condoms in High Schools "Approximately four million teens get a sexually transmitted disease every year" (Scripps 1). Today’s numbers of sexually active teens differ greatly from that of just a few years ago. Which in return, projects that not only the risk of being infected with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) has risen, but the actual numbers of those infected rise each year as well. These changes have not gone unnoticed. In fact have produced adaptations as to how society edu

Investigation of Reproduction and Development in Animals Due Date: 12/9/96 Cycles, Conception and Contraception Fertility is the condition of being fertile. The aim of contraception is to inhibit fertility in individuals, hence, slowing population growth. The system by which all female contraception must operate: the menstrual cycle. What is the menstrual cycle? and what hormones are involved in controlling it? After puberty, the female produces an egg each month. Other changes take

PART A AIDS is a disorder in which the immune system loses its effectiveness, leaving the body defenseless against bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic, cancerous and other diseases. The danger from AIDS comes from the infections that begin when the immune system no longer functions effectively. The intervention for dealing with AIDS which I have chosen to describe is the Retrovir brand Zidovudine (AZT or ZDV). Retrovir belongs to a class of anti-HIV drugs called Nucleoside Reverse Transcri

CONTRACEPTION Almost 3,500 years ago, men in Egypt wore condom-like sheaths as attractive and eye-catching penis covers. By the 18th century, condoms were being made from sheep intestines. In Victorian England, sexual stimulation was believed to shorten one's life, so sex once a month was considered more than enough. In the ancient Middle East, Arabs placed pebbles in the uteruses of female camels when they set off on long journeys. They thought that a foreign object in the uterus prevente

Robert Stonum Eng. Writing 101 M W 1 - 2:15 CONTRACEPTION Almost 3,500 years ago, men in Egypt wore condom-like sheaths as attractive and eye-catching penis covers. By the 18th century, condoms were being made from sheep intestines. In Victorian England, sexual stimulation was believed to shorten one's life, so sex once a month was considered more than enough. In the ancient Middle East, Arabs placed pebbles in the uteruses of female camels when they set o

An onlookers view of Pro Choice amongst women Many clinics provide abortion services for women with unplanned or uncontrollable pregnancies. Some women find themselves with an unplanned pregnancy rather than an uncontrollable one. Unplanned in fact that a contraceptive failed, or may not have been easily accessible: uncontrolled in the sense of factors being greater than limited contraception. Abortion has been performed in many clinics as a treatment for unfit or unhealthy women, an

ContraceptionAlmost 3,500 years ago, men in Egypt wore condom-like sheaths as attractive andeye-catching penis covers. By the 18th century, condoms were being made from sheepintestines. In Victorian England, sexual stimulation was believed to shorten one's life, sosex once a month was considered more than enough. In the ancient Middle East, Arabsplaced pebbles in the uteruses of female camels when they set off on long journeys. Theythought that a foreign object in the uterus prevente

An onlookers view of Pro Choice amongst women Many clinics provide abortion services for women with unplanned or uncontrollable pregnancies. Some women find themselves with an unplanned pregnancy rather than an uncontrollable one. Unplanned in fact that a contraceptive failed, or may not have been easily accessible: uncontrolled in the sense of factors being greater than limited contraception. Abortion has been performed in many clinics as a treatment for unfit or unhealthy women, and

Christians and Contraception: Why it is Your Choice, and Why Christianity Was Wrong in the Past INTRODUCTION Contraception History Contraception is defined by Webster s II New Riverside Dictionary as the prevention of conception. Its synonym is birth control ; defined as the avoidance of unwanted pregnancies by preventing fertilization by the use of contraceptives or continence. It is argued that many forms of birth control are not in fact contraceptives because they do not inter

Distribution of Condoms is Unnecessary A few of my high school friends, are thinking about having sex with their boyfriends, but are too embarrassed to go to the store and purchase a condom. They think it would be much easier, if the schools just made condoms available on campus. Should schools offer free condoms to high school students? No, they shouldn t. If schools offered free condoms to high school students, it would legitimize and promote sexual behavior among teenagers. It wou

Instructor: T BurnsKIDS WITH KIDS Sexual intercourse and teenage pregnancy have become quit the norm in the United States today. “Why wait until later to become a parent and start a family”, some say. “How can it make my life any worse”, is also a common statement made by teenage girls on becoming a teenage mother. It seems like if relationships do not consist of sexual activities, then there is no relationship at all. More than 8 out of 10 adolescents will have conducte

Argumentative Essay Artificial Contraceptives Artificial Contraceptive should be eliminated. This is my argument. Why you ask? Well, although my viewpoint sounds a little radical, I have come up with several reasons why natural is better. Funk and Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia defines with birth control as any method used to prevent pregnancy from occurring. Methods available today range from permanent procedures such as surgical sterilization to temporary methods th

In our constantly developing society, it is not surprising to note that adolescents' sexual attitudes and behaviours have greatly changed within the past two decades. Darling, Kallen & VanDusen, (1984) in their study of college students found a major increase in the number of young people reporting to have had sexual intercourse. They also found that college age females, who were once thought to be less sexually active than college age males, were now just as sexually active. In Canad

The history of birth control Well we're not all little kids here, we know about sex, and we know that we as humans like to have sex, unfortunately ( or fortunately depends on how you look at it) the product of the horizontal polka is a sweet little baby, and that might not always be wanted. So therefore we have these neat things called contraceptives. The whole idea of contraceptives is not a new one. People have been using birth control for thousands of years, all the way back to An

Dear Judges of Criminal Courts: I m writing in concern of unmarried teenage mothers who mistreat their child or cause the death of their newborn. There are alternatives available for the teenage mother so she can avoid bringing a newborn to society. Something must be done to protect the helpless newborns. I think unmarried teenage mothers should be treated as criminals for their careless. Unmarried teenage mothers have no right to take a life of a helpless newborn child. There are alternativ

Sexual Education: Who Cares And Why The range of beliefs on sex education is extremely broad and multi-sided. Religious, cultural, gender, and social factors intermix, affecting the way that these different groups believe and act. Most people take a conservative or moderate view on most points of the debate, and liberal views on other points. Very few reside at either extreme. The groups at each extreme are the ones to look at because they make it their goal to make people see

Through out the years, pre-marital sex has become more and more accepted in our society. It is depicted everyday in magazines, television shows, and movies. Because of this wide portrayal and acceptance of pre-marital sex, many more teens and young adults have chosen to engage in sexual activities. According to a 1992 Centers for Disease Control study, 54 percent of American high school students (61 percent of boys and 48 percent of girls) say they have had sexual intercourse (Lickona

When Americans ask if pre-marital sex is socially acceptable, especially within a democratic society, the answer lies with what the majority believe. A large portion of the society would have very few qualms about an unmarried couple having sex, so long as that large portion of society was comfortable with the idea. There really are no normative ethical standards, no absolute rights or wrongs in our culture. Under these conditions, how could sex be applied to any moral scrutiny? It is what

SEX-EDUCATION VS. ABSTINENCE-ONLY EDUCATION Why is it that even in times like these, when teen pregnancy rates and the transmission of STDs are at their highest, schools all over the United States are continuing to distribute condoms? Instead of teaching kids to wait to have sex, we're being taught how to use condoms and where to go for help and parenthood planning. Girls in the 7th grade are no longer asking "Where do babies come from?" Now the big question is "Do you spit or swallow?

A Biased Operation In the year 2000, abortion is a household word. Whether being discussed at school or home, it is an issue accompanied by many opinions. Today, people are Pro-Life or Pro-Choice, and it is difficult to have a conversation about abortion without angry words or harsh opinions. Nevertheless, abortion will continue to be a moral question. Too often it is said abortion is killing a life. People who believe this are Pro-Life. These people believe abortion is murder and

Murder Abortion is murder and it is wrong. There is absolutely no situation imaginable that can be proved a just cause for murder. This inhumane form of birth control, goes against all moral codes that society today is based upon. Abortion also goes against the very basis of our government. Abortion is corrupting our society and especially the young minds that are it s future. Many people use abortion as a method birth control. There are many forms of contraception, but abortion is no

Overpopulation October 12, 1999 marks the day when the world’s population supposedly reached six billion. Many humanitarians and ecologists worry that soon the planet’s population will become too big for our food production and resources to support. With the current population growth rate, the total population in the year 2050 is estimated to be between 7.3 and 10.7 billion (Kluger, “The Big Crunch” 47). Soon the Congress of the United States will vote on whethe

The Birth Control Pill: The Pill with Many Issues Generations of women have lived with the task of controlling the childbearing process. In 1960, the Food and Drug Administration approved the birth control pill. The approval of the pill was a great event for women. The birth control pill not only prevents pregnancy, it also treats several feminine disorders. Before the birth control pill, many women turned to illegal or self-performed abortion. In 1973 abortion was made legal by the

Women in the Third World: Problems and Prospects One of the major problems women in the Third World face is the low status put on their lives and hence their families, communities and societies are all greatly affected. Another problem women in the Third World face is insufficient participation in growth and development. Women s access to economic resources, income and employment has worsened, their burdens of work have increased, and their health, nutritional, and educational status has de

Commentary: Teenage Birth Control Rights In today's world, there are conflicts over the confidentiality of police reports, conflicts over the right to have an abortion, and conflicts over the release of personal medical records for public knowledge. All of these pressing issues have at least one thing in common-they are all issues of privacy. Many discussions take place regarding adults rights to privacy. Yet the same adults, who are so concerned over their rights, have proposed laws

Griswold v. Connecticut On June 7, 1965, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Griswold v. Connecticut, struck down state laws that had made the use of birth control by married couples illegal. The court's landmark decision - coming five years after oral contraceptives became available to American women and 49 years after Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. - legalized the use of birth control and paved the way for the nearly unanimous acceptance of contraception

Women’s Fight Equality by Emily Melograna During the pre-civil war period of 1820-1860, vast changes in society were occurring. Conflicts between the North and South were increasing in number and intensity, and many advocators of abolition and women’s rights began to gain recognition and supporters. This was a period of great change in the United States, particularly for women. In fact, this is when women began to actively give their support to a wide-range of reforms. M

Australian Families in the 1900 s Throughout the 1900 s, the typical Australian family has had some dramatic changes. In fact, you could go as far as to say that, today, there is no typical family. The family has adapted so much to the public s change in attitude towards families, or perhaps the public has adapted so much to the change in families, it is now virtually impossible to identify one family type as predominant. It is no longer unusual for there to be as many step families, single p

Intro 1.5mins Set the scene Let us all for just a second imagine, imagine you are running around on the grass. It's your choice, you may get hurt but you take the risk. All is well until you step on a thorn. You don't want it and it is not going to do you any good having it in your foot so you remove it. Problem solved. This is a lot like having an abortion don't you think? greeting Ladies and Gentlemen, I will address you on the thorny issue of abortion and raise serious points tha

1. Problem Statement Approval of the abortion pill RU-486, also recognized as mifepristone, has put abortion back into the spotlight. This has stirred up controversial issues of reproductive rights in America, and a growing concern for the potential impact of RU-486 on the well being of our society's morals and values. 2. Facts and Analysis A Brief History Mifepristone, formerly known as RU-486, provides women with a medical alternative to surgical abortion. Mifepristone is an ant

Love = Death What happens when two people fall in love? We may think of love as a sweet heart throbbing fairy tail situation, but in reality, unexpected dreadful circumstances often occur. As a couple falls helplessly in love, they become sexually active. Because of this intimate, uncontrollable love, a couple, with extremely high endodorphine levels may make a poor choice about contraceptives. This poor choice may result in a STD or even the life-concluding virus, HIV/AIDS. In thi

why or Teaching about Teenage Pregnancy why not? What is sex education, “Planned Parenthood of America defines sex education as a learning responsibility and the ethical behavior stressing the importance of understanding sexuality in all its aspects, humane growth, sexual development, social development, and decision making, as well as information on the biology of the reproduction system.” (1.p.24) Do our children today need to be aware of what sex education is and how teen preg

Abortion is defined as 'the expulsion, either spontaneous or induced, of a feotus from the womb before it is able to survive, especially in the first 28 weeks of pregnancy.' Statistics show that in Australia, 80,000 abortions are officially carried out each year. This is not a figure of 800 or 8,000 but 80,000. Furthermore, not only do abortions inflict an average 30% increased risk to breast cancer, but it is also not as safe as women are being told. There was a case study where a woman went

What is Sex Education? Sexuality education is a lifelong process of acquiring information and forming attitudes, beliefs, and values about identity, relationships, and intimacy. Sex education is composed of information; feelings, values, and attitudes; and communication and decision-making skills. Sex education in America's schools is often based on abstinence only or a more comprehensive program that includes contraception. (Kanabus) Abstinence Only Sex Education Abstinence only educa

Condoms in Schools: A Good Idea The movie Grease. One of the best-loved movies of the twentieth century, watched by millions in the movie theatre upon its release in 1978. A newer, generation that is more modern got to experience the gang at Rydell High when it was re-released in 1998. There are many memorable scenes in the movie, but one that really stands out is the scene where Rizzo and Knicky are making out in his car. They are swept into the moment and Knicky reaches for his wallet

What is the world's population explosion and why do some people believe it to be an important world issue? What is the population explosion and why did it occur? A population explosion is when a population increases at a rapid rate so the world population explosion is where the world population is increasing at an extremely rapid rate. This is a natural process. The demographic transition model says that birth and death rates change over time due to economic and social developments. figur