Morning After Pill Controversy: Right or Wrong ?

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Posted October 4, 2012 by Astrid in FIT

By: Astrid D. Rivera

It has been more than a year since the controversy began.

More than 50 New York City high schools have been offering students the so-called morning-after pill and other birth control to girls without parental consent, in its effort to reduce teen pregnancy, abortions and the high rate of school drop out due to pregnancy.

Parents should have to sign an “opt-in” form granting permission to obtain the pill. Just 2% of parents have sign the form already.

Plan B emergency contraception is about 90 percent effective at preventing pregnancy if taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex.

Condoms have long been distributed in New York schools, but last year was the first time the schools have offered the more controversial Plan B, which can prevent pregnancy if taken up to three days after intercourse.

From the Doctor Voice:

“The morning after pill is just an hormone, the same hormone in birth control pills that are used daily, this morning after pill should be used within the first three days after sexual relationship where you feel that there is a risk of pregnancy. According to the World Health Organization the morning after pills do not cause abortion and it has the same side effect as birth control pills.”

“Lo que realmente es preocupante es que estas chicas no hayan sido bien entrenadas y se acostumbren a usar estas pastillas para salir del paso, sin razonamiento de lo que están haciendo. Esto puede provocar trastornos en sus reglas. Confiar en que las pastillas son la solución, y no usar condón puede resultar en el contagio de enfermedades de transmisión sexual,” said Dr. Elmer Huerta- expert and host of daily radio show Salud & Familia.

According to Dr. Huerta the reality is (from city data collected by the New York Post) that  7,000 New York City girls ages 15 to 17 get pregnant each year, at least 68% of those pregnancies were aborted,   nearly 40 percent of these girls are sexually active. Just 2,200 have their babies and 70% of them drop out from school.

La realidad es solo una, y hay tres posturas que se pueden tomar:

1) Negarse rotundamente a aceptar la realidad y tomar la actitud de las autoridades como una de caracter moral o religioso.

2) Hacer lo que ha hecho el estado de Nueva York, tomar la realidad y hacer algo al respecto.

3) No hacer nada e ignorar las situaciones que suceden en nuestra sociedad.

¿Cuál escoge usted?


About the Author

Astrid

Periodista con más de 7 años de experiencia en el mundo de las comunicaciones donde ha tenido la oportunidad de entrevistar a grandes celebridades, politicos y personalidades influyentes. Ella posee un bachillerato en Periodismo y una Maestría en Periodismo Multimedios de Florida International University. En el 2012 fundó LatinBlah.com una plataforma digital dirigida al mercado hispano. Rivera también es la anfitriona del programa radial Miami Despierta.

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