Contraceptive Fantasies

Today, I want to show you how Propaganda is used to keep this particular dream alive.

In order to create the illusion that sex and babies are disconnected, the rulers of society need the power to promote all sorts of contraceptive methods, even to the very young. The rulers would have to overcome any objections that parents might have to their children being marketed to. In fact, what is sometimes called “family life” education or “comprehensive sexuality education” would pretty much have to be mandatory in the schools. That way, children could learn early that they are entitled to sex, and they’d learn their responsibility to use their contraception. 

But that’s not all someone would have to do to create the dream world where sex and babies are socially disconnected. You’d have to downplay any problems that contraceptive use might cause. If couples don’t like the way it feels, too bad. If women have unpleasant side effects from hormonal contraception, well, just convince them to try another brand of pill. But let them speak out about feeling depressed or bloated while on the pill? No, no.

If a medical researcher showed that some contraception has unpleasant or even harmful side effects, you’d have to silence that person or minimize their findings. Young women having strokes or heart attacks? You don’t want to talk about that too much.

It turns out that the most commonly used hormone in the various brands of pills has a risk of strokes that is comparable to the risk associated with smoking. The Long-Acting Reversible Contraception methods like vaginal rings and patches are considered most reliable forms of hormonal contraception. Yet these “LARCs” are a greater risk factor for strokes than smoking.

Silencing or minimizing or downplaying harmful side effects is a form of propaganda. It is a form of untruth.

Sex ed is propaganda for the Sexual Revolution. Plain and simple.

Keeping parents out of the loop on the contents of the sex ed is an abuse of power. Plain and simple.

But all this really is necessary to maintain the fiction that separating sex from babies is possible.

And you know who really likes that idea of sex without babies? You know who finds it all pretty darn convenient? The playboys. The sexual predators. Guys like Jeffrey Epstein. Who did not kill himself.

I’m Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, for the Ruth Institute.

I’ll see you next time.

This is the text from Week 3, Day 3 of Dr. J’s Daily Chats, recorded on May 14, 2020.

This discussion is based on material found on pg 150 of my book, The Sexual State, which you can purchase directly from the Ruth Institute.

Original reference is this study of over 1 million Danish women. See Tables 1 and 2, the column called “adjusted relative risk.”

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