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The manifest function of birth control:
To prevent pregnancy, the manifest function is the intention of the birth control, what you are trying to intentionally accomplish by taking the birth control.
The latent function of birth control:
These are effects or that are undirected or unintended by taking birth control. For example, you take birth control in order to not get pregnant so without thinking about additional problems you have sex without a condom at the knowledge birth control will protect you from getting pregnant. You now have aids. The aids is the latent effect.
Teen pregnancy would be considered dysfunctional to a functionalist. Functionalists would argue that it has the potential to take the mother out of school, the father is less likely to be involved, etc. The mother, father or both would have to take on jobs, and depending on if their parents help full time work, potentially removing the mother and father out of school permanently. Following that, less wages, higher poverty chance, etc.
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