Condoms are also readily available for many people because of health clinics and other places that give out free ones (not to mention the convenience of stores like Walgreens). I wouldn't know if you have to be a certain age to buy one, but, if not, they wouldn't be impossible to find.
As for having unprotected sex, I think that if anyone is stupid enough to have sex without any sort of protection or birth control, then they should (and will) get a suitable present nine months later. It simply can not be the condom's fault for not hopping onto the guy, or the birth control's fault for not being readily available enough. It's not like people under the age of consent have to screw.
Bottom line, I'm trying to say a law can't be blamed for any sort of rise in pregnancy rates in teens, and that only people who truly did not want to have sex should be able to abort.
To sum it up, I don't really like the idea of abortion but if they can't support the baby, you gotta do what you gotta do OR simply be careful and/or just don't have sex :/
I will say that I was kind of sexually active in the 8th and 9th grade but I wasn't stupid about it.
i am pro choice, even after having a child of my own. and not just in circumstances of rape or being under age. i firmly believe a womans body is her own business and if you get pregnant regardless of what the circumstances are and you are not financially prepared or even mentally prepared for the prospect of being a mother. then you have to make a choice. yes there is always adoption but the adoption system is over run and not to mention how emotionally hard it is on a mother to willingly give up their child. even if you didn't intend to become pregnant it is still heart breaking to carry a child for 9 months then give them up in the hopes that they will find a better life then you can give.
and yes a believe birth control should be more accessible to teens. i still don't understand why so many forms of birth control have restrictions not just on age but on who you are socially. like if you were 18 and you knew in your mind that you did not want children at all until you were out of college and had a good career but you are a forgetful person and keeping up with pills isn't exactly your strong suit. even though they have IUD's which can prevent pregnancy for up to as long as 10 years as soon as its put in, you would not be allowed to get one. you have to be married and have at least had one child already. and their is no medical reason for these stipulations. so why on top of age restriction do they place life style restrictions too? O_o
IUD stands for Intrauterine device it is a small T shaped device that is inserted to the uterus. there are two kinds hormonal one which is plastic and will prevent pregnancy for 5 years and a copper one that will prevent pregnancy for 10 years. there is no need to ever remove it until the 5 to 10 years are up. no pills no nothing. its an all around 24/7/365 birth control
Sounds like a good idea, but if it is difficult for a woman to get as it is for a man to get a vasectomy it will do little good.