*A running controversy centers on the question of whether or not it is a good idea to provide pre-prescriptions of morning after pills to young people who have not yet reached the age of 17, says The Christian Post.

This may not shock the vast majority of Americans who have come to assess sexual behavior in terms of safety from pregnancy rather than moral and mental health. But maybe it’s time for a reality check.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has approved a policy recommending the provision of contraception to teens because, according to its members, teens should be informed about their options so that they are prepared in case they have sex and need a backup plan.

As one report states, “The teenage impulsive decision-making process coupled with the fact that access to emergency contraception varies means teens are at best confused about how and when to access emergency contraception. In most states teens younger than 17 must obtain a prescription from a doctor to access emergency contraception. According to the AAP, teens are more likely to use emergency contraception if it has been prescribed in advance which would go a long way toward reducing teen pregnancy rates.”

Read more at christianpost.com.