This Week in Sex: Condoms vs. Jesus
Birth control for Catholics and kids, and more from the world of sex.
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Seventy percent of women use birth-control, regardless of religion
A recent study of 7,000 women in the USA has shown that a woman's religious beliefs don't have any effect on her use of contraception. About seventy percent of women use some form of birth-control — regardless of whether they’re Catholic (a religion that prohibits condom use) or atheist hippies.
The stat undermines a lot of very public anti-condom, pro-abstinence talk you hear in this country — since the pundits attack family planning in public, but the numbers suggest they use condoms just like rest of us. Which makes sense, since having eleven children is kind of a detriment to a career in politics or conservative news broadcasting.
Only two percent of women rely on “natural family planning,” which the source article doesn’t really go into, but I’d imagine it’s mostly the good old “pull-out method” with a good dose of anal sex and frottage thrown in for variety. And that it leads to a lot of babies.