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Would you like to be on the receiving end of a snakeskin condom? Men and women have been using birth control for thousands of years. Typically though if you look to the past there has been a big difference in how and why contraception was used for the opposite sexes. Focus on actual birth control in history was mainly up to the woman, while men’s contraception was focused on preventing disease. This can be taken back to one of the earliest known uses of the condom. Roman soldiers

CONTRACEPTIVE USE AT FIRST INTERCOURSE The 1995 National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) report on Contraceptive Use at First Intercourse presented tables of data based on women population 15 to 44 years of age in the U.S. who had voluntary premarital intercourse. The tables illustrate percentages of women that used contraceptives and selected methods of contraceptives during first time intercourse. This information is broken down by age, race and Hispanic origin, and year of fir

Human sexuality is an extremely complex subject in which you could never stop learning new information. Throughout this course, I have learned some valuable knowledge that bettered my marriage emotionally and sexually. In addition, I learned an extreme amount of facts that improve me. One of the most important pieces of information I learned was not all women enjoy direct stimulation on their clitoris. For years, I have believed that I was different or strange in a way because the majority

The Truth about Our Sexuality The Catholic faith does not dislike sex. Our modern day society of death would probably disagree. The fact is, however, that our sex-crazed society simply does not understand our Church s view of sexuality and celibacy; it does not understand the truth. Our society sees sexuality as a way of gaining personal pleasure, but the truth about sex is that it is the giving of ourselves to our spouse in the marital relationship. The wrong in our society is very obvio

Griswold v. Connecticut Estelle Griswold began her fight for contraception (birth control) in the 1940’s. She traveled to different slums of the world and realized that these places were largely overpopulated. This sparked an interest in her. She believed that inadequate information about contraception was a major cause of human misery both abroad and even in segments of the Connecticut population. When she returned to New Haven, she joined the Planned Parenthood League and soon be

Teen pregnancy is a quite big problem in the society. How bad is the problem? The United States has the highest rates of teen pregnancy and births in the western industrialized world. Teen pregnancy costs the United States at least $7 billion annually. Four in 10 young women become pregnant at least once before they reach the age of 20? nearly one million a year. Eight in ten of these pregnancies are unintended and 79 percent are to unmarried teens. The teen birth rate has declined slowly but

There are many reasons why people argue for and against sex education being a set curriculum in our school systems, but not many people look at the facts of the issue before deciding that sex education is not right. The plain truth is that there has been a dramatic increase in the number of teenagers that have become sexually active. The age at which sexual intercourse first occurs is becoming younger. According to Stong and Devault, in 1996 17% of girls and 38% of boys admitted to ha

Outline and explain the religious and secular arguments surrounding both prevention and termination of pregnancy Contraception is the deliberate prevention of pregnancy using several methods available today. Family planning is the method that refers to the making decisions about when and how many children to have, and choosing way to achieve this. Catholics believe that sex should be procreative, unitive, communicative and respectful. They believe that a human’s sexuality is a g

Angus McLaren, author of “Illegal Operations: Women, Doctors, and Abortion” demonstrates the life of an abortionist in the late 1800’s to the mid 1900’s. McLaren explains a series of affairs in detail with many different abortionists. Since abortion was illegal at the time, many women consulted midwives, or took the procedure of abortion among themselves, this at times resulted in their death. The articles purpose is to use legal sources to explore the decision

The article, "Adolescent Sexuality, Pregnancy, and Parenthood", was about peoples attitudes and behaviors on sex. There was a survey done of 697 students from 20 schools in Missouri indicated they had not has sex. The factor's scores differed by gender, grades, alcohol consumption, family structure, father's education, and urbanicity.Their most frequent reasons for not having sex were related to fears of pregnancy and disease, including human immune-deficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency