Men responsible for Unwanted pregnancies?

Shreya Shrestha

Before you argue points like it takes two to tango, hear me out yes it takes two for INTENTIONAL PREGNANCIES, but all unwanted pregnancies are caused by the irresponsible ejaculations of men. Period.


Don’t Believe me? Let’s talk through it.


Women can only get pregnant 2 days of each month i.e. the ovulation period and that too for a limited period of time. That makes 24 days a year a woman might get pregnant. But on the other hand, men can cause pregnancies 365 days a year. In fact, if a man ejaculates multiple times a day, he could cause multiple pregnancies daily. In theory a man can cause 1000+ unwanted pregnancies in just one year.  And though their sperm quality degrades as they age, they still can cause unwanted pregnancies from puberty till death. So just starting with basic biology plus the statistics men are the problem here.


But what about birth control? If a woman does not want to risk an unwanted pregnancy, why wouldn’t she just use birth control?


Modern birth control is the greatest invention of the last century. I am very grateful for it but it’s also very brutal. The side effects for many women are ridiculously problematic. So ridiculous, that when oral contraceptive for men was created, it was not approved because of the side effects. And the side effects for men were about 1/3 of that for the women.


But still women are very willing to use birth control. Unfortunately, its harder to get than it should be. Oral contraceptives can’t be acquired easily and don’t work instantly. It requires consistent daily use and does not leave any room for mistakes, forgetfulness, or unexpected disruptions to daily schedules.


I am just saying women’s birth control is not simple or easy. In contrast to birth control for men: CONDOMS.


Condoms are readily available at all hours, inexpensive, convenient and don’t require prescription. They are effective and work on demand. Men can keep them stocked up so that they are always prepared. They don’t have any side effects and a bonus prevent the spread of STDs.


So why in the world are there unwanted pregnancies? Why don’t men use condoms when they have sex? Seems so simple, right?


But MEN DON’T LOVE CONDOMS. In fact, men frequently, pressure women to have sex without a condom. And it’s not unheard of for men to remove the condom during sex without the partner knowledge or consent which is given the term STEALTHING, which by the way is assault.


Why don’t men love condoms? It’s because of their perception that for the minutes they are penetrating their partner, having no condom on gives the experience of more pleasure. So, there are men willing to risk getting a woman pregnant which means risking her life, her social status, her relationships, her career and so much more for slightly more pleasure.


So you tell me who is more responsible for unwanted pregnancies?


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