Thursday, October 23, 2008
Failure Rates of Contraception
Here is an interesting article on the failure rate for the pill by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse: Now You Tell Us. We have all heard of people who have gotten pregnant while on the pill, but I never realized that the failure rate is actually as high as it is. One of the problems with easy contraception is the false sense of security that it provides. People are willing to be intimate with people in casual relationships, people with whom they would never plan to have a child. People (especially teenagers) need to be educated about the responsibility of sex. Saying "yes" to sex means saying "yes" to a possible pregnancy.