The main problem I have with pro-contraception sex ed is that it doesn't actually give ALL of the facts about contraception. I just learned the other day, actually, that the statistics we all use constantly to compare the various "success rates" of the pill, condoms, or natural methods of family planning are all actually describing the number of unplanned pregnancies that survive in a woman within ONE YEAR of her becoming sexually active. After that year, the numbers go downhill. I'd been thinking all this time that, if two people used a condom, or the pill, at any point in their sexual lives, they actually had that 99.-whatever chance of preventing pregnancy in every sexual act! But in reality, it all depends on how long they've been having sex, how long they've been on the pill, etc. And the "effectiveness" of the pill also depends on the woman taking it every single day, etc. So there are a lot more unplanned pregnancies WHILE people are on the pill, etc., than the people using them are led to expect... as a young woman in my department recently discovered, and felt rather betrayed. She thought she was "safe." I don't know about you guys, but I took regular-ol' pro-contraceptive sex ed, and nobody ever told me that. The other problem with "facts" is that there are a lot more of them than we tend to remember when we are taking a pro- or anti- stance.
Have you had some of this "pro-contraception" sex ed? Because the sex ed I recieved (and all the statistics I remember ever seeing) emphasized that the effectiveness rates for various forms of contraception are based on one woman for one year. Of course, this is also covered in "anti-contraception" sex ed like NFP and FAM as well. It would make no sense to do it per sexual act for a number of reasons:
1) the vast majority of instances of male-female vaginal intercourse actually have 0% chance of resulting in a prenancy even without contraception. That's because, on average, a woman only has the ability to concieve based on intercourse in the 5-6 days leading up to, and including, ovulation. That means for approximately 22/28 days all women are infertile.
2) with a 99% effectiveness rate, the chances of becomming pregnant in any one single occasion are actually much LOWER (not higher, like you are implying) than 1%.
I'll explain more about this in the next post, lol. I don't want to get it deleted again!