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There are countless of debates among families, politicians, religious entitleds and physicians on the subject matter of whether birth control should be part of your health care coverage, and whether it is a good choice for women to use this medication. Many religious people argue that women who take contraceptives are more likely to have sex outside of marriage. But not all women believe in the same religious morals.
You don’t have to be sexually active to benefit from taking birth control because it isn’t only a convenient way to have a planned a pregnancy. It is also used to reduce and prevent acne, anemia, bone thinning, endometrial and ovarian cancers. Millions of Americans with endometriosis use oral contraception in order to control their symptoms. Without this medication many suffer from uncontrollable pain, and illnesses that lead to them not being able to take care of their families.
Many young women, including myself suffer from Polycystic ovary syndrome which may cause irregular periods, acne, and can increase the risk of endometrial cancer. This prevented me from having a regular week do to the migraines, and cramps caused by the syndrome. It also made me be insecure about my acne, but once I began taking Hormonal Birth Control it regulated my menstrual cycle, and reduced my acne. Also this medication lowers the patients cancer risk which is a plus to all of the consumer.
Birth control is a treatment for lots of other health conditions, and these are just a few of the ways such medication treatment is used everyday by millions of individuals. Not to mention that studies have shown that women’s abortion rates have decreased. According to Senior Policy Communications Manager, Joerg Dreweke; states that the support of expanding women’s access to Contraceptives services has lead to lower incidence of abortions. If this simple pill benefits millions of individuals, then why are we still fighting about it being covered by our health care? Why are women still being judged for taking this?
Although many may argue that birth control coverage mandate could “affect risky sexual behavior in a negative way” as our President once quoted; meaning that this may lead to women having more sex. Studies have shown it doesn’t. Most women chose not to have many sexual partners after taking birth control.
The benefits of birth control have outweighed its negative effects, and there are still people who tie the negative effects to their religion morals. In a state there can only be one right thing to do, and that is to let all female citizens chose a healthy, productive lifestyle with the freedom to choose whether or not she takes birth control. The matter of how we are allowing bosses to chose whether or not to cover birth control do to their religious moral exemptions is ridiculous, and no man should be making the decision on women’s rights. The choice is in the individual who chooses to take this medication.
What would you choose, a safe way to keep women healthy and, safe when having sex, or the risk of having an unwanted pregnancy that may lead to the child being aborted, or being born and be neglected by its own parents. Now that you know the correct information on the benefits of birth control. What’s your choice?