Saturday, July 09, 2005

News Flash: Women, Grownups!

Emergency pill sex fears allayed

Making the morning-after pill available to buy in chemists has not encouraged unsafe sex, say experts.
Opponents had claimed there would be a surge in risky sexual behaviour and sexually transmitted infections.
Researchers at Imperial College London found no change in condom use after the emergency pill became available over the counter in January 2001.

I don't think the world understands this issue at all. Women, as a rule, don't like emergencies. Emergencies, by definition, are bad. They get in the way of your day. Most women I know are fans of safe sex because -- get this -- they don't want to become pregnant. And, as they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

The way people make it sound it's like women are ravening she-beasts of lust kept in heel solely by threat of an unwanted pregnancy; so, of course over the counter emergency contraception will open the Gates of Hell.

It didn't, natch. Because we're not. Natch. If we were, those equally stereotypical ravening beasts known as men wouldn't have to work so hard to get laid.

(thanks, Bitch, for the link)

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