I've always believed that if you're going to be sexually active, then you need to have the available tools for safe and smart sex. This comes in the form of contraception and information.
As far as information goes, every high school in this country, private or public, ought to be required to provide sex education classes to its students. While we shouldn't ever condone or promote sexual activity at a young age, it serves no purpose to deny that it does happen among students and young adults. Because of this reality, they need to know about sexually transmitted diseases, forms of contraception, the advantages of abstinence, and so on. Allow these teenagers to have all of the information and, once they have that, to make the decision for themselves.
By promoting safe and smart sex, if it's going to happen at all, then we can be certain in knowing that we are doing our job. To guide the younger generation in making their own decisions and be responsible citizens is a part of our job.
There is nothing wrong with a progressive approach in helping people have what is necessary to be safe, smart and ready.
Contraception for women doesn't just apply to preventing pregnancy, but to be able to access something that may be necessary for their personal health.
Whether it's managing a period, working to lower the chances of cancer or going after healthier skin, birth control can help with that. Many women are on birth control for these very reasons and not to avoid pregnancy. And, because of the health benefits, a young girl at the age of fifteen should be able to have access to this.
Let's educate our children and make sure they can live a healthy life. A doctor should always be consulted. Teens should not just pick up the first thing they see on the shelf. Every pill is different for every woman, so preparation and planning is essential.