The Pill, far from reducing the numbers of unwanted pregnancies, actually led to more.

The Sexual Revolution started 50 years ago. At least, that was the view of the poet Philip Larkin, who wrote: ‘Sexual intercourse began / In nineteen sixty-three /(which was rather late for me) / Between the end of the Chatterley ban / And the Beatles’ first LP.’

Probably when today’s students read this poem, they understand the reference to the Beatles first LP, but need a bit of help with ‘the Chatterley ban’.

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Editor’s note: They probably need a lot more help than they can possibly imagine.

Study: Over a third of all unwanted pregnancies (35 Percent!) occur, despite the use of a condom.

Christian Fiala, one of the most famous abortion doctors in Austria: Condoms as a preventative aid is only partially effective — protection only “from some” sexually transmitted diseases.

Vienna [kath.net]
Surprise, surprise! Of all things Christian Fiala, one of the most famous abortion doctors in Austria, had warned on Wednesday against the use of condoms and in another broadcast he allowed that condoms as a contraceptive method is only partly effective. “They tend to lead unnecessarily to undesired pregnancies and therefore to terminated pregnancies,” said Fiala. Actually his Firm Gynmed has noticed an upswing in the number of undesired “condompregnancies”. According to an actual Gynmed Study (2009) over a third of all unwanted pregnancies (35 Percent!) occur, despite the use of a condom.

Birth control roulette: Contraception typically fails 1 time out of 5 during initial 2 year period

Summary: 21% of Teen Women Using Contraception Will Be Pregnant Within Two Years of Beginning Use

The average failure rate for reversible contraceptives over a two-year period is 19% for all women. Various socioeconomic factors, including a woman’s age, also affect contraceptive success.

  • Thirteen percent of women using reversible methods of contraceptives will experience contraceptive failure (e.g. pregnancy) in their first year of use and 8 percent in the second year of use. Contraceptive effectivness also varies based on four socioeconomic factors: women’s age, union status (e.g. married, cohabiting, not in a union), poverty status, and race or ethnicity. Of women younger than 18 years old, 21.1% experience an unintended pregnancy (contraceptive failure) in the first two years of use.1

1Contraceptive Failure in the First Two Years of Use: Differences Across Socioeconomic Subgroups, Family Planning Perspectives, Vol. 33, No. 1, January/February 2001.

Contraceptive Failure Rate Chart

FDA Warning: Condoms are not 100% safe, but if used properly, will reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS. (Chances of “getting something” are about 1 in 6).

Why Planned Parenthood gives out free condoms

CDC Reports 15% Increase in HIV/AIDS Cases (Claims it doesn’t know why).