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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 03:35 AM

Risky contraceptive methods some women are forced to use - in pictures (Graphic warning)

From applying vinegar to jumping up and down after sex, millions of women without access to modern forms of family planning have to resort to archaic, often dangerous methods

Ignorance, superstition, and the Law




In Moldova, some women apply vinegar or lemon slices to their vagina after sex in an attempt to prevent pregnancy. They believe the acidity will kill sperm. It doesn’t – but it can cause infection.






Sri Lanka: Some also believe that using disinfectants internally will rid them of sexually transmitted diseases, but this can lead to sepsis and death.







Until recently, women in Morocco and Algeria have been known to use alum stone as vaginal suppositories to kill sperm. However, the stone can destroy the vaginal flora and may make women more vulnerable to infections.





Drinking a mixture of mango seeds on the fifth day of the menstrual cycle – or eating raw egg – was considered a traditional method of contraception in Yemen.






Ordinary kitchen sponges are still used as a form of contraception in Tajikistan... Apart from not offering a reliable barrier, sponges can increase the risk of infection






in the US, a high school student ‘used sandwich bags instead of condoms, as they were easier to obtain’. He subsequently impregnated a classmate














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Reply Risky contraceptive methods some women are forced to use - in pictures (Graphic warning) (Original post)
Solly Mack Jul 12 OP
Duppers Jul 12 #1
Solly Mack Jul 12 #2
gordianot Jul 12 #3
irisblue Jul 12 #4
braddy Jul 12 #6
Snake Plissken Jul 12 #5
Runningdawg Jul 12 #7

Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 04:33 AM

1. Not just Keep Abortion Legal in U.S. but make sure

Women have full access to birth control as a part of their basic health care at no cost, full stop.

"Why are we still fighting over access to birth control?"

https://www.minnpost.com/community-voices/2018/04/why-are-we-still-fighting-over-access-birth-control

How to make abortion rarer. Bans and restrictions do not work. Superior birth control does.
https://www.economist.com/international/2016/12/03/how-to-make-abortion-rarer



Reproductive Rights are Human Rights!



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Response to Duppers (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 04:34 AM

2. I agree completely!

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 05:15 AM

3. Seemingly unrelated:

In the solid Republican area I live in Missouri the yards are full of Vote “No” on Proposition A which is a right to work measure. Eliminate reproductive rights I do wonder if there would be a similar reaction. It goes to show the disconnect of people being able to contemplate the outcomes of voting Republican. Make no mistake religious fanatics of the Republican Party are willing to bring back the days of shaken Coke bottles for teens.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:18 AM

4. I remember whispers about these from the older girls in the pre Roe years.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:29 AM

6. I remember condom machines everywhere before Roe v Wade.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:40 AM

5. I'll never understand why so many women voted for Trump

The fact that more White women voted for Trump than Hillary is something I still fail to understand.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:42 PM

7. Absent from this thread

The once VERY popular ice cold Coca-Cola douche.

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