Contraception or Birth control is anything that allows men and women to to have sex and not end up with a baby. It means couples can do Family planning and decide when they have children. Contraception also prevents babies being born when no one wants them.
Conservatives and contraception
Conservatives insist this that any form of contraception is a bad thing, because they want all married women to constantly be producing babies. They believe that the only purpose of a woman's existence is to give birth to men. What about unmarried women and girls? Conservatives want all unmarried women to be sexually frustrated and longing for the time when they can get [[|Marriage|married]] and start producing babies. Christian Conservatives are the worst in this. Then they try and pretend religion makes you happy.
Conservatives have long recognized preventing access to effective birth control kept women dependent on men. The fight against conservatives to get women and girls effective birth control is an important part of the History of gender equality.
How to do birth control
Birth control is the name given to a number of different medical methods which prevent pregnancy. Note the use of the word "medical"; accordingly, cigarettes, alcohol and coathangers are not classed as real methods of birth control.
Different methods of birth control include:
- Ortho Novum (More commonly known as Birth Control Pills)
"Birth control" generally refers to a method used BEFORE sexual intercourse to prevent pregnancy. However, the Morning After Pill, which can be taken up to 72 hours after intercourse, can also be used to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Abortion isn't really classed as a legitimate birth control method, as it involves removing a fetus (not a baby) from the womb, rather than preventing a pregnancy in the first place.
- Choosing a contraceptive method
- American Teenagers need contraceptive advice, not just abstinence counseling
- Contraception UK website giving contraceptive advice with a good text and also a video.