Review of chapter "A Rough Edged Tool" from JinaSolo
Xander has to discover Spartan Birth Control. Or at least force Cortana into giving it to him.
There is no way that ONI did not have BC... Pregnant teens are not fun to read about.
If you want to be playing with Xander then you can have Willow taking the BC and not tell Xander till after...
No BC it not right. Pro-choice is not just for girls...
First, You need to actually read the story.
Xander doesn't want a pregnant teenage Willow or for any of his female acquaintances to be teenage mothers. Not because he can't afford to be a father or doesn't want to be a father. I've made it clear that Xander cares about his friends and the love of his heart. Teenage pregnancies are and always has been more dangerous to a young still maturing female. Teenage unmarried motherhood is a tragedy. All of that is in the story.
Xander has made it clear that he will be responsible for his offspring, no matter how those are arrived at.
I've also made it clear in the story what manner of birth control does work with genetically engineered advanced humans. Cortana already fixed up Willow with her own Obstetrician to obtain those back in the stories December timeline.
Xander wants to be a good man and he wants to be chaste for Willow until they are married. Willow would love to get out of a bad parental homelife but she made a bet with her friends and she intends to win her bet. While giving Xander a hard time with her seductive teasing.
Reality 101 and no more progressive feminist mental diarrhea.
Every contraceptive method has its... failure rate. So if the package states that this method or product is 96% effective in preventing pregnancies, that actually is very close to meaning that if you have sex one hundred times while using that product you have a pretty good probability of having four pregnancies.
No birth control method sold today is 100% effective. No birth control method sold today will stop you from getting a publicly communicable disease from sexual relations or from the close bodily contact and exchange of fluids that is normal to that act. Many of those diseases today are becoming untreatable (drug resistant) and lethal. Some of them will reduce your probability of infection but not stop an infection especially if you persist in reckless behavior.
Since the introduction and wide acceptance of oral female contraceptives in 1970's; the number of teenage pregnancies in the USA has more than quadrupled and the teenage mother demographic is now the majority of live births.
The availability of all forms of contraceptives and birth control methods in the 11 western nations is at a peak and the per-day cost of anyone of those contraceptives is less than $1 per day. This includes both male and female plus preconception and post-conception birth control methods.
So why is - the teenage pregnancy, teenage motherhood and the unmarried motherhood (all age groups) demographic rates so high?
I would recommend that you take some pre-Nursing or Medical courses to learn about the realities of human anatomy, physiology and behavior.
Think really hard about that phrase "pro-choice" because it doesn't actually mean what you think it means.
Just to enhance your own future personal survival chances learn emergency first aid (which for the more advanced first aid courses will include emergency childbirth) and CPR. You may never save your own life with that knowledge but you have a near 100% chance of saving some others life.
FYI: The US Navy and other military services DO NOT "provide" birth control to their female service members nor is birth control mandatory for them. It is made available to them but purchasing those products and using those products is all separate and individual choices.
The female service member pregnancy rates is quite high and the services try very hard NOT to report those numbers to Congress. The financial cost of those pregnancies is high and reduces the combat effectiveness of the units.
Reducing combat effectiveness means more of your people are going to die or be seriously injured. That is bad.
Review By [JinaSolo
] • Date [5 Jul 14] • Not Rated