Sex and reproductive (global pop.) bender! haaa IEET org for the wow~

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Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on November 10, 2012 at 6:29am

@ lighting the way to better days?

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 10, 2012 at 2:41am

Of note from the article: long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs, such as IUDs and implants) are a step towards making fertility an active decision rather than a default -- a change that's imperative on an overpopulated planet of seven billion humans and counting.

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LARCs toggle the fertility default. Imagine if the light switches in your house all turned themselves back on after a certain amount of time whether you wanted them on or not. That’s how fertility works. It turns on at adolescence and stays on for the next forty years whether a woman wants it on or not. During that time she may want to have one child or four or none. The rest of those forty years, some 400 reproductive cycles, she has to either switch it back off or avoid having a fertile egg come in contact with sperm. The Pill requires her to flip the switch off every day. A LARC means she can hit it as infrequently as once every twelve years –and still flip it back on when she wants to have a child. In recent years, behavioral scientists have learned quite a bit about default effects—how much human behavior is driven, not by choice but by indecision or inattention or inconvenience or inertia or impulse. LARCs take these factors out of the equation for long periods of time, making pregnancy an active and more often mutual decision.

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