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Unformatted text preview: 2-11-08 Notes Contraception o Ancient ideas Herbs and medicines they made themselves Vaginal plugs Block or absorb semen 1800's o 1870's- Anthony Comstock laws Cannot put contraception related material through US mail Poverty Margaret Sanger o Born in 1879 in New York o First birth control clinic in the US o Closed in nine days and were sent to jail. o Planned Parenthood Unmarried couples-the pill Married couples-sterilization Why People don't use contraception? o Symbol of sexual sexuality o Friends don't use them o Parents didn't discuss sex o Not romantic o New relationship o Fear of the risks of use Consequences of not using contraception o WITHOUT contraception the average women will have 18 pregnancies and 4 miscarriages. o 49% of births are unintended o 54% of those unintended birth are to women whose contraception is used incorrectly or didn't work o Death risk of pregnancy $ birth- 1 in 10,000 o Users of the pill over age 35 who smoke o Users of the pill over age 40 o 4 times the risk if they are over 40 and smoke. Use correctly Use every time Perfect Use o 99.9% effective Typical use o 9% Deciding on Contraception o Does it fit my lifestyle? o Is it acceptable to my partner? o Easy to use? o Is it effective? o How safe is it? o Is it affordable? o Is it reversible? o STD protection? o How does this method work? o Is this method by prescription or over the counter? o Is it messy? o Does it affect desire? o Can you trust your partner? o Will I use it correctly and consistently? Abstinence o Always available o Many advantages o Few disadvantages Basic methods of Contraception o Barrier ...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course FCE 145 taught by Professor Jacobs during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '08