Thursday, February 11, 2016
I found the contraception topic very interesting. There was a few things that I had heard of but did not know what they were or how they worked like the diaphragm, IUD's and the nuva ring. Other things like the sponge, films and spermicide I had never heard of. At first I felt pretty dumb that I had never heard of or understood certain types of contraception but it seems like a lot of people were on the same page. That made me feel better at first but then really disappointed that most of us had not heard about this until almost the end of our college time because of the lack of sex education in this country. At this time most us have already had sex at least once and the only forms of contraception we knew of were condoms and the pill. Can we really blame a teen for getting pregnant if they have not received proper sex education from school and their parents? Obviously the smart thing to do would be to use a condom and prevent pregnancies and STD's but we cant always trust our partner to know how to do it right or do it at all. Apparently we cant trust them to not get us pregnant since most of the contraception is for women. Which in my opinion is not a bad thing, this allows us to have control over our body. Having lots of choices lets us pick something that works best for us and feels comfortable. Cant wait for the panel next week!