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Thoughts about Birth Control: Female vs Male

While the abortion debate rages on and on, I wonder why we don't talk about birth control more.  Why is the topic of condom, pills, IUDs, and such controversial?  I mean, it seems to me that preventing pregnancy is a good way to know need abortions. But even this topic is not without strife.   "Why do women need to worry about birth control and take the pills (get an IUD,...)?"  "Why don't we have male birth control (that's not a condom)?" Here's the thing.  It's easy to control women's fertility because women have a built-in pause and stop mechanism .  Women don't have periods during pregnancy and have a limited number of fertile years.  When scientists wanted to control a woman's fertility, they just had to figure out how to utilize the already existing system. But the same is definitely not true for men.  A boy grows up, hits puberty, and BAM!  Instant sperm factory!  The testes begin to work, producing something

I Got Permission Before I Posted This

These days, you hear about kids, safety, and the Internet. People discuss how to limit information so that predators do not know too much about your kids People discuss the dangers of cyberbullying, and sexting. But no one has discussed whether or not the kids want to put their stories on the Internet. Sometimes I read parenting blogs or Facebook posts where the parents complain about their kids or relay negative stories, such as how some three year old took their poop and smeared it all over the walls. The stories are not limited to babies and toddlers - some parents continue with these stories as the kids progress through elementary school and higher. When I read the story about how a kid cheated at school, I wonder if that kid really wants the world to know about it. Or if the kid simply has a bad day, does he or she want the Facebook community at large to share the information? How will this sharing effect these kids in the long run? Will your teenage son or daug