Originally Posted by Dannyboy1
Where did you get your statistics???? Most women who have an abortion were using protection???? LOL.
That's just not true. If a condum is 99% effective, just do the math. Your statistics are impossible.
A condom isn't 99% effective in the real world.
Also realize how these stats work. The contraceptive company does a study on a group of couples. They look to see how many women out of 100 get pregnant that year. That is the failure rate. So in Year 1 there might be 2 accidental pregnancies. In Year 2, there may be about 1-2 more. Over a lifetime, many women end up with accidentals pregnancies.
Also consider those are controlled lab numbers. In the real world, there may be more failures. For example, did you know some medicines can diminish the effectiveness of The Pill? Did you know some lubricants break down latex, increasing the chances it'll break? Why aren't these important facts in big lettering on the front of the packaging?
Be aware that although the egg is in the right place for only a few days a month, those few days can vary. Predicting ovulation is proven to be ineffective as a BC method. As a woman I can tell you how easily the period can vary due to stress, changes in diet, or hormone fluctuations. If the period is off by a week, so can the ovulation.
I want everyone to realize that an abortion is expensive, is scary, and has risks associated with it. It's can leave a woman with an infection or permanent scarring. It can leave her with emotional scarring, and some women need therapy to deal with it. It can affect a woman's fertility for the rest of her life. It is not generally covered by insurance, and unlike birth control that's available at any drug store, it may be an hour's drive to a clinic. The clinics don't want people making any rash decisions, so expect to make multiple visits. I have never
met anyone who uses it as a casual form of birth control.