Wednesday, July 04, 2007
The BBC reports "25% of virgins 'ignore safe sex' ". Not true - the data if you read the actual article shows that 25% of people having sex for the first time do not use contraception. It doesn't say why not. Now I'm not saying some of them aren't just reckless or ill-informed of the facts of these matters, but some of them are probably trying to get pregnant and confident that they are not exposing themselves to STD risks. Informed choice is not the same as ignorance. And there again, reading something in a BBC headline is not the same as finding out what's really happening.