Thursday, February 5, 2009

8,219 Unplanned Pregnancies Every Single Day

Birth Control. For many people it is a topic they prefer not to think about. Some find it uncomfortable or awkward. Others just ignore it all together. As a result every single day, in the US alone 8,219 women have an unplanned pregnancy! That number is just astounding.

Why is there such a large problem? One reason is that people are uninformed or unprepared. Another reason is that many women prefer to leave birth control up to the men. But many men are simply not up to the responsibility. If the man is not responsible, it is the woman who will suffer. It is her body and she will have to make the tough choices. Abortion? Keep the baby and change her life? An unplanned pregnancy will force a woman to make very difficult decisions. Like it or not, nature has determined that women must deal with the consequences for not using proper birth control.

Fortunately, women have more and more options for birth control. American Pregnancy Association offers an excellent review of all types of birth control, from abstinence to the pill.

In addition, there are more and more forms of birth control which women can control and which are easily available without a prescription. To simplify the subject, I have created a lens which reviews five female contraceptives including the female condom, the contraceptive sponge and several forms of spermicides which are available without prescription. I have reviewed each type including pros and cons.

When it comes to birth control, every woman owes it to herself to take control. This is not a problem that will go away if ignored. 8,219 women daily are forced to deal with the reality of an unplanned pregancy. If you are a woman of child bearing years, I urge you to review your choices. There maybe an option that you are not aware of. If you have a female relative of child bearing years, I urge you to bring this information to their attention.

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