Contraception is free in the uk! Same problems, probably even bigger than here.
My interpretation of different people's understanding of "Take Responsibility" in regards to sex/pregnancy.
Definition a) suffer the consequences
Definition b) weigh up the situation, make an informed decision, be in control of your own life.
I do see where you're coming from. And I agree, each person's feelings are important. But what happens when the two people disagree on what to do? One major difference between men and women is that a man who doesn't want anything to do with his baby can walk away a lot more easily than a woman can, and at any stage of the pregnancy. He's *not necessarily* just as much a parent of that baby. In a perfect world, yes, everything is 50/50 and equally desired and equal care takes place, but you don't have to look far on the hub or in real life to see that isn't always the case.
I do think the woman should have the final say, because the impact on her body and her life is greater, which is why I had the problem with what you suggested, to answer your question. But I absolutely agree with you that both parents' feelings are important. My son is the result of an unplanned pregnancy despite two types of contraception, and I chose not to terminate despite fierce emotional pressure. I of course considered what my husband felt, but ultimately I did feel that the final say should be mine. So I'm guessing I feel a little bit emotionally invested in your comment, and should maybe step away :-)
I'm stepping away from this thread now myself anyway as it's completely off topic and I think it's best to agree to disagree on this one.
Well there's a place in London called Alexandra palace and it's shortened to Allie pallie.
I know someone who just got pregnant with the mirena in. I also know a couple who got pregnant after a failed vasectomy. I got pregnant when the condom broke, and then I took the morning after pill - and I still got pregnant. So yeah - but it does happen. Even if you do everything you can to prevent it.
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