Massive thanks to all who participated in our poll on contraception. Your involvement makes your feelings clear and once we know what our feelings are, we can change them in positive ways. Never forget that you have a voice and ‘We must be the change we wish to see in the world’ – Gandhi.
So please watch out for the next poll and take part in it. The result of the poll is given below in a bar chart -a picture speaks louder than many words!
The majority of the respondents, 64%, felt it was a woman’s duty, 32% felt it was a man’s duty and just 5% felt it was the doctors’ duty to sort out the issue of contraception. None of the respondents thought that a mother-in-law or father-in-law had any say in the matter, thankfully!
This is the traditional view and holds no surprises.
But I beg to differ!
With soaring abortion rates and unprecedented levels of sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDs, I lay the issue of contraception squarely at the Man’s door!!
Check out some statistics:
Of all the women living with AIDS, 64% are estimated to be Black women!!
AIDS continues to be the leading cause of death for black women aged 25-44(greater than death caused by heart disease, cancer and homicide!!)
You can read more here
Men, the time for ‘Bang, bang and bye’ has passed.
- I challenge men who know they have a sexually transmitted infection to ‘PUT ON A CONDOM’ and protect their partners.
- I challenge men who know they engage in risky sexual behaviour to ‘GET TESTED FOR HIV AND HEPATITIS ANUALLY’ at the barest minimum.
- I challenge men who no longer want to have children to ‘GET STERILIZED’ and help beat down the soaring abortion rates and high levels of unplanned pregnancies.
- I challenge men who are approached by young girls to ‘REFUSE SEXUAL INTERCOURSE’ with these vulnerable girls and encourage the girls to go back to their studies and make something of their lives.
- I challenge men who no longer want children to stop and ask their partners ‘WHAT CONTRACEPTION ARE YOU ON?’ and if you don’t get a satisfactory answer, take time to find out why and if need be, come to the family planning clinic with the lady. Statistics show that women take the issue of contraception seriously if their partners are involved in the decision.
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Now I have told you my opinion, what is yours??