Bookmark and Share
My Photo

FROM the EDITORS:

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
    Opinions expressed on the Insight Scoop weblog are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of Ignatius Press. Links on this weblog to articles do not necessarily imply agreement by the author or by Ignatius Press with the contents of the articles. Links are provided to foster discussion of important issues. Readers should make their own evaluations of the contents of such articles.

NEW & UPCOMING, available from IGNATIUS PRESS







































































« Bishop John M. D'Arcy makes statement; won't attend ND graduation | Main | Joseph Ratzinger: "The Mystery of the Annunciation is the Mystery of Grace" »

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Comments

Josh Miller

As a child of the 90's, I can tell you where most of the confusion comes from: the rate of condom failure.

When I was growing up, society (and science/researchers) propagated the belief that condoms are a sure-fire way to guarantee that you won't end up with AIDS. In "reality" (since that seems to be the buzz word of the post), condoms appear to have a success rate of about 85% (though this number has been criticized by some as far too liberal) -- a far cry from the sure-fire protection presented to my generation in regard to "safe"/"safer" sex.

Meanwhile, nobody's trotting out celebrities (like they did in my youth) to get on T.V. and say condoms are dubious in terms of HIV prevention. Nobody's out there saying abstinence is the only safe guarantee.

Thus, should we really be surprised when folks with a 90's take on things are ignorant concerning new research?

The comments to this entry are closed.

Ignatius Insight

Twitter


Ignatius Press


Catholic World Report


WORTHY OF ATTENTION:




















Blogs & Sites We Like

August 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    
Blog powered by Typepad