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Birth Control Essay

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The bible states “Be fruitful and multiply” but we have not been obedient to the teaching of the bible. Hence, we have turned to a powerful invention by scientists, known as birth control. Birth control is a method used to voluntarily prevent pregnancy from occurring. It has been a topic affecting women’s and men’s health, religion, sexuality and peace of mind for many years. As human beings, we are inclined to engage in sexual relationships. It is an innate desire, as humans, to experience sexual intimacy. Birth control is a controversial concept in which individuals in sexual relationships deal with on a daily basis. The use of birth control emphasizes decisions and interpretations of ...view middle of the document...

Just as we can only fit so many pieces of jewelry in an individual jewelry box our planet can only hold so many of us. There are several problems that come from human overpopulation and each one compounds the established to prevent the threats and problems that will come with human overpopulation if our numbers continue to rise unchecked within the next few decades. The population numbers of our species are getting too large for the planet Earth to sustain. Birth control is an easy and direct method of reducing population growth. The popularity and success of birth control in the developed world is testament to this. Birth control can reduce family sizes. This will allow a greater proportion of resources to be allocated to each child, improving their opportunities for education, healthcare, and nutrition. Contraception empowers women by giving them reproductive control. By deferring pregnancy, this helps restore opportunities for education, employment, and social and political advancement. Less people equal less demand on resources. It’s quite simple that with less people you have decreased demand for resources, reduces poverty, less social ills and decrease environmental problems and building economy. Therefore the Birth Control is in high demand as many have realized that it is one of the potent inventions that will be a cure to overpopulation thus, decreasing chaos in the world today.

A second argument in favour of birth control is that it prevents certain transmittable diseases. Inventors and researchers have realized that all birth control methods cannot prevent transmittable disease but the condom has been recognized and has been proven to do the opposite of his family members. It’s important to use condoms (rubbers, prophylactics) to help reduce the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. These diseases include HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, chlamydia, genital herpers, genital warts, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, and syphilis. These can be transmitted through sexual intercourse -- vaginal, anal, or oral. A condom is especially important when an uninfected pregnant woman has sex, because it can also help protect her and her unborn child from a sexually transmitted disease. I can therefore validate that a condom can save a life.

Birth control is not only reduces over population and transmitted disease but they also are a plus for keeping women healthy. Evidently, the main motive that women use birth control is to preclude pregnancy. However, a fact that is often over looked is that many women have health issues and use birth control as a means to counteract medical problems allied with cancer, cysts and tumors, just to name a few. Women around the globe are faced with the dilemma of using birth control, not as a means to not get pregnant, but as a means to be healthy. Margret Sanger stated, and I quote “Birth control is the first important step woman must take toward the goal of her freedom. It is the first step she...

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