Barrier types of birth control, which usually contain spermicide, are types of birth control that block sperm from reaching the uterus. Spermicide is a chemical used to kill most of the sperm that enters the vagina and the barrier is used to block any living sperm from getting through. This obviously lowers the risk of pregnancy. There are a few barrier methods of birth control, such as condoms (male & female), diaphragms, and cervical caps. Condoms are the most common among the barrier birth controls to be used. Signs of male condoms have been around since some time in the 1500’s, though they were not used in America. Early versions of the condom were made from animal skin, horns, intestines, and shells, as well as oiled paper. They were mostly used around Asia and some parts of Europe at first to prevent the spread of syphilis. Condoms were recognized after Casanova was reported using “assurance caps” to assure he didn’t impregnate any of his mistresses in the 18th century. They weren’t used very often during that time due to most peoples’ religious views. To reduce pregnancy was considered immoral to most in those days. It was also believed that condoms would promote promiscuity since they provided protection against STDs. Regardless of all the disapproval towards them, condoms became a widespread product in the 19th century and were then spread to America. In the mid to late 19th century, feminists believed that women should have the rights to birth-control use and rejected the idea and use of the male condom. This caused a large increase in the rates of sexually transmitted diseases in America. Towards the beginning of the 20th century, it was proven that condoms didn’t fully protect people from STDs. To get this message across to everyone, sex education classes were given in public schools. The irony in this was that condoms weren’t being promoted in these classes because the medical community saw sexually transmitted diseases as punishment for having sex. Their views were so strong that some hospitals even rejected patients that came in to treat STDs. To add to the disapproval of condoms, Sigmund Freud, the inventor of psychoanalysis, also disagreed with the use of any forms of birth-control. He felt the failure rates were “too high” and that the use of condoms, specifically, “decreased sexual pleasure.” So, regardless of the rise in STD rates, feminists and many Europeans refused to use condoms. During the 1830s, Charles Goodyear began processing natural rubber in a way to make it more elastic. This made a better condom during those times because the material was much more durable than the sheep’s skin condoms which high a tendency to rip. During the 1920s, latex rubber was invented and was used for condoms instead of the rubber made by Goodyear. Not only was it cheaper to be made, but it also performed better for the users. The fact that latex was made with water, rather than gasoline and benzene, made the FDA’s approval of the latex condom easier in 1930. In the 60s, the birth-control pill became the number one method for birth control, but male condoms were still being used commonly. During the 1970s, the FDA tightened the quality regulations on condoms, making their quality…
Availability and knowledge of condoms and birth control will help teens have safer sex. The concept of society is that condoms and birth control condone teens to want to have sex. Education, availability, and parental knowledge of safe sex practices can promote the concept of safe sex by promoting the aspect of safety instead of intending the encouragement of underage sex.
Middle school students should be taught or at least be given the opportunity to learn about the use of condoms. Even though in middle…
Increase in condom use and decline in HIV and sexually
transmitted diseases among female sex workers in
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, 1991±1998
Peter D. Ghysa,b, Mamadou O. Dialloa , Virginie Ettiegne-Traorea ,
Kouame Kalec , Oussama Tawile , Michel Caraele , Moussa Traorec ,
Guessan Mah-bic,d , Kevin M. De Cocka,f , Stefan Z. Wiktora,f,
Marie Lagab and Alan E. Greenberga,f
Objective: To assess clinic- and community-based trends in demographic and behavioral characteristics…
giving you facts about female circumcision having to deal with religion, culture, and the procedures. I will also be giving my opinion on female circumcision. Although this isn’t the first thing you are anxious to read about, it is informative. Although female circumcision is not an issue we often hear about in the U.S it does happen and it is something that is interesting to be educated about.
There are three major procedures used for female circumcision and known as female genital mutation, or…
We compared how males and females viewed the price of Nike and its competitors. What we found in both cases is that both males and females thought that Nike was more expensive than its competitors. We determined that there is not a significant difference between the way that males and females thought of the prices. Even though we did not find a significant difference we still found that females thought that the price was slightly lower in both cases. The theory that we have to explain…
Females more Stigmatized than Males: To what degree?
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Deviance, as described by Howard Saul Becker’s in his book Outsiders, is “an infraction of some agreed-upon rule” (20). This may sound simple, but these rules are ambiguous - subjective to certain societies, social standards, perspectives, and are open to interpretation in most cases. Different groups have different social norms; they differ in many aspects. Whereas one rule might be accepted in one group, it may be rejected…
What Was The Most Important Factor To Obtaining The Female Suffrage?
There are many factors that contributed to women obtaining the vote. These factors are: Suffragettes, Suffragists, Attitudes to women and WWI. I think the most important factor was WW1. Women received the vote in 1928, 10 years after the war had ended, shortly after Emmeline Pankhurst died and a year before Millicent Fawcett would die.
WWI began in 1914. Women on the home front were left by their husbands, brothers, sons…
Female Enmity and friendships in Mary Wollstonecraft’s ‘Maria: The Wrongs of Woman’ and ‘A Vindication of the Rights of Woman’
“Friendship is a serious affection; the most sublime of all affections, because it is founded on principle, and cemented by time. The reverse may be said of love” – (VRW, 1992, pg.79)
Wollstonecraft considered friendship to be the most profound of all relationships that could be established between mutually agreeable individuals. Reason, virtue and equality were all embodied…
"Behind every successful person, there is one elementary truth. Somewhere, some way, someone cared about their growth and development." Sport coaching has become a major field of employment in today's society. Almost every athlete that participates in sports today has his or her development fostered by a coach. The definition that will be used for coaching is as follows, "a coach is someone who enables the athlete to achieve levels of performance to a degree that may not have been…
Should condoms be given out in high schools?
Every single day high school students deal with putting themselves at risk for pregnancies, sexual transmitted diseases, and emotional turmoil. Of course instead of teens thinking about their consequences, more and more teens are becoming sexually active without knowing about the precautions to take when being sexually active. Would providing teens with condoms in high school decrease the risk of pregnancies, sexual transmitted diseases, and…