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(Village Voice)   37 Percent of U.S. births are unintended. You Bastards   (blogs.villagevoice.com) divider line 16
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2012-07-25 12:39:58 PM
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So, comparing 1982 and 2010 the number stayed constant.

upload.wikimedia.org

That points to two high probability causes. Either there's a certain level of intelligence where you aren't bright enough to control your fertility (plus straight up accidents) or they picked two years that matched each other numerically.

Wanna bet they picked two years that matched numerically?
2012-07-25 12:29:24 PM
2 votes:

Slaxl: An unintended birth does not a bastard make.


This. Just because you weren't planning on having a kid doesn't make you unmarried to your partner.
2012-07-25 12:21:27 PM
2 votes:
An unintended birth does not a bastard make.
2012-07-25 02:19:19 PM
1 votes:
"Unplanned pregnancy" is the stupidest phrase. I vote for "too farking stupid to not get pregnant-cy".

Seriously--in this day and age if you say your kid is "our happy accident", that's basically admitting you're retarded and shouldn't be breeding in the first place.
2012-07-25 02:10:22 PM
1 votes:
Unintended pregnancy?

(facepalm)

We can build technology that would be magic to anyone fifty years ago, but we still can't manage figure out that when the stick goes in the hole, baby might come out.

The only surefire way to make sure that the baby doesn't happen is to keep the stick out of the hole. Do otherwise and you damn sure were planning on baby whether you thought you were or not.

At least with contraceptives you're stacking the deck in your favor, but you're still rolling the dice.

Not that I'm some farkwitted abstinence preacher, but have some farking common sense people. You play the game, you're rolling the dice no matter how loaded you think they are. To think otherwise mans you're stupid, reckless, or both.

/yes I fark like anyone else, but at least I acknowledge the risk
2012-07-25 12:57:55 PM
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JMel: Yeah, I have a friend who can't handle one kid, can't even handle his own life. Yet he has accidentally knocked up his wife 4 times now in the last 5 or 6 years. They can't even keep their own shiat together, and keep bringing children into a relationship filled with termoil (sp?). Luckily, he has money coming out the ass and can afford it.

On the other side of the fence. My wife and I have been trying to have kids for about 7 years now. We're in a loving relationship and are both wanting children very badly, yet can't seem to have any.

If there's a god - he's kind of a jerk in some ways.

/Need to go see if my boys can swim


After 7 years you haven't even checked to see if your boys can swim? You must not want kids THAT badly. But blame God, mmmkay.
2012-07-25 12:55:32 PM
1 votes:

DROxINxTHExWIND: 37 Percent of U.S. births CONCEPTIONS are unintended


No, births. The unintended conception rate is higher, around 50%. I leave the reasons for the difference between the number of conceptions and the number of births as an exercise for the reader.
2012-07-25 12:42:34 PM
1 votes:
www.zgeek.com
2012-07-25 12:32:24 PM
1 votes:
I was unplanned but was such a farkin' joy they had 3 more.

Both of mine were unplanned and I'm grateful to have them.
2012-07-25 12:26:33 PM
1 votes:
www.karolinagames.com
2012-07-25 12:26:27 PM
1 votes:
And on the flip side, a full 63% of US births were planned. I'm willing to be that's much more than in decades past, particularly the pre-Pill decades.
2012-07-25 12:26:03 PM
1 votes:
Yeah, I have a friend who can't handle one kid, can't even handle his own life. Yet he has accidentally knocked up his wife 4 times now in the last 5 or 6 years. They can't even keep their own shiat together, and keep bringing children into a relationship filled with termoil (sp?). Luckily, he has money coming out the ass and can afford it.

On the other side of the fence. My wife and I have been trying to have kids for about 7 years now. We're in a loving relationship and are both wanting children very badly, yet can't seem to have any.

If there's a god - he's kind of a jerk in some ways.

/Need to go see if my boys can swim
2012-07-25 12:24:37 PM
1 votes:
37% of the time I wipe it on the curtains.
2012-07-25 12:05:45 PM
1 votes:
I was unplanned (after three sons my parents had decided that was enough) so I'm specifically thankful for contraceptives not being 100% effective.

/existing is basically all I do
2012-07-25 11:32:22 AM
1 votes:
This suggests that the ability to decide when to have a kid varies depending largely on demographics.

Reality is racist?

/popcorn
2012-07-25 11:12:52 AM
1 votes:
God intended them, subby.
 
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