Oh, the things you learn while waiting for a London tube train!
One-third of the pregnancies world-wide are unplanned. Considering the state of over-population of the earth, as well as the misery which unplanned unwanted children (not always the same thing, let’s be honest) can bring tothe entire family, that’s a very sobering statistic.
Almost a third of young people rely on unreliable contraception such as the withdrawal method, and that’s when they use contraception at all. Teens in the UK frequently failed to use it “because they were too drunk to remember.”
Apparently this has grabbed headlines in the UK with debate about whether the problem is binge drinking or safe sex.
Dr. Christian Jensen, writing in whatever free tabloid I pulled this article out of last week, suggests “improving sex education would be a better starting place, by including more focus on relationships, feelings, emotions, confidence and respect.”
He continues, “I find the results alarming because I can’t see a truly effective solution being implemented.”
He lays this failure in the lap of government. Is this a problem government is ever going to solve? How good are the relationships skills of lawmakers? Politicians? People who implement this policy? I wouldn’t hold my breath for them to do anything effective ever in any country….
My point of view is that it has to be handled through increasing awareness of everyone in a family. Consciousness is the only thing that will solve many of the problems facing us. Increasing consciousness of relationships is what this website and our programs are about. What solutions do you readers see that would increase everyone’s awareness of this problem? I would love to hear!