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(Stars and Stripes)   Faced with staggering 74% unplanned pregnancy rate, US Navy starts new family planning program. Because who would want to skip out on sea deployments lasting over 6 months or more?   (stripes.com) divider line 144
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2013-01-08 03:45:31 PM
That's what you get for spending so much time with something that's full of seamen.
 
2013-01-08 04:23:13 PM
I heard their diaphragms are faulty, they should get some with better SEALs.
 
2013-01-08 04:35:34 PM
I tell you what, gay soldiers don't get pregnant.
 
2013-01-08 04:43:13 PM
This will certainly bring down the rates of accidental discharge
 
2013-01-08 04:50:49 PM
Hey guys Im going to get some popcorn and wait and see how this thread ends up anybody need anything?
 
2013-01-08 04:53:08 PM
You've got a tube full of seamen thrusting through the sopping wet ocean for months on end.  How is that not going to get someone pregnant?
 
2013-01-08 05:02:15 PM

James!: You've got a tube full of seamen thrusting through the sopping wet ocean for months on end.  How is that not going to get someone pregnant?


ring.cdandlp.com
 
2013-01-08 05:35:48 PM
Not surprised.  The US armed services tend to get a lot of recruitment from economically depressed areas that aren't well known for their world-class education systems.  They're also areas that tend to frown upon abortion a bit more (lots of Southern Baptists in my old basic company).  Add that many of the enlisted folk are fairly young/naive and you get a baby makin' boat.

Figuring out that you get extended leave as subby mentions probably rounds out the rest.
 
2013-01-08 06:10:20 PM
Curious to know how they determine whether a pregnancy in "unplanned"? If it's self-reporting I'd question that percentage.
 
2013-01-08 06:43:16 PM
This sounds like a good time for the GOP to jump back into the War on Women by using this as an excuse to ban all women from the military.
 
2013-01-08 06:59:23 PM

fusillade762: Curious to know how they determine whether a pregnancy in "unplanned"? If it's self-reporting I'd question that percentage.


Yeah, I'm guessing the mommy-to-be is in deep sh*t if they planned the pregnancy, so only the self-defeatingly-honest or treacherously stupid ones don't claim it's unplanned.
 
2013-01-08 07:21:38 PM

Sid_6.7: fusillade762: Curious to know how they determine whether a pregnancy in "unplanned"? If it's self-reporting I'd question that percentage.

Yeah, I'm guessing the mommy-to-be is in deep sh*t if they planned the pregnancy, so only the self-defeatingly-honest or treacherously stupid ones don't claim it's unplanned.


Isn't there deep shiat to be had for an unplanned pregnancy too?

I figure they know planned vs. unplanned based on whether or not you told your commanding officer about said plan.
 
2013-01-08 07:22:21 PM

GAT_00: This sounds like a good time for the GOP to jump back into the War on Women by using this as an excuse to ban all women from the military.


They're already banning themselves. When the going gets tough the chicks get pregnant. It's a free ride scam and always has been.
 
2013-01-08 07:25:30 PM
Had no idea 74% of the Navy was female. There must be some dudes getting pregnant.
 
2013-01-08 07:42:09 PM

LordOfThePings: There must be some dudes getting pregnant.


Came to see this covered.
/with a condom.
 
2013-01-08 07:43:34 PM
If only more seaman had reported to the poop deck, none of this would be a problem.
 
2013-01-08 07:43:44 PM
Make homosexuality mandatory for Navy personnel.

/problem solved
 
2013-01-08 07:44:17 PM
With 74% of your armed forces on maternity leave, soon the invasion will begin.

Oh America, you so crazy!
 
2013-01-08 07:44:30 PM
Anyone make a seamen joke yet?

Just checking.
 
2013-01-08 07:48:17 PM

serial_crusher: Sid_6.7: fusillade762: Curious to know how they determine whether a pregnancy in "unplanned"? If it's self-reporting I'd question that percentage.

Yeah, I'm guessing the mommy-to-be is in deep sh*t if they planned the pregnancy, so only the self-defeatingly-honest or treacherously stupid ones don't claim it's unplanned.

Isn't there deep shiat to be had for an unplanned pregnancy too?

I figure they know planned vs. unplanned based on whether or not you told your commanding officer about said plan.


Not really.

I mean it isn't going to look great for your career, but if you have someoen who can watcht he kid after you give birth they can't boot you out or demote you or anything.
 
2013-01-08 07:48:42 PM
I'm wondering how many pregnancies outside of the military are unplanned. I'm guessing that number is fairly staggering as well (if people were completely honest about it).
 
2013-01-08 07:51:39 PM
It's because of all the seamen!!!

HAHAHAA
 
2013-01-08 07:52:25 PM
has anyone made a joke about seamen yet?
 
2013-01-08 07:53:12 PM

GAT_00: This sounds like a good time for the GOP to jump back into the War on Women by using this as an excuse to ban all women from the military.


Nah, they need the cooks.
 
2013-01-08 07:53:53 PM
Sing with me now, in three quarter time.

Nautical Wheelers who call themselves sailors
Play fiddle tunes under the stars.
Petticoats rustle, working shoes scuffle,
Hustle on down to the bars.
 
2013-01-08 07:54:23 PM
I think a lot of these women took the term Sea Daddy to heart.
 
2013-01-08 07:54:34 PM
I remember a friend of mine who had just retired from the navy told me , "Never sleep with a woman in the Navy, because everyone else already has"
 
2013-01-08 07:54:52 PM
Can we finally admit this whole thing was a bad idea and that national security is more important than making everyone feel special and included like the military is a pee-wee softball team?
 
2013-01-08 07:55:05 PM

GAT_00: This sounds like a good time for the GOP to jump back into the War on Women by using this as an excuse to ban all women from the military.


It would be terrible if our soldiers couldn't get pregnant as an excuse to avoid doing the duty they volunteered for. Terrible. I mean, they shouldn't actually have to give anything up in exchange for the benefits they receive. That wouldn't be right!
 
2013-01-08 07:55:42 PM

Delay: Sing with me now, in three quarter time.

Nautical Wheelers who call themselves sailors
Play fiddle tunes under the stars.
Petticoats rustle, working shoes scuffle,
Hustle on down to the bars.


They should of stuck to "blowing the man" down. Then they wouldn't get knocked up.
 
2013-01-08 07:55:45 PM
Another reason women should NOT be in the military.
Along with....fire fighters, police and a few other professions.
Now, get back in the kitchen and make me some pie!
 
2013-01-08 07:59:01 PM

shintochick: They should of stuck to "blowing the man" down. Then they wouldn't get knocked up.


Or they should have only danced with the men of the U.S. Navy's submarine force
 
2013-01-08 07:59:02 PM
Catherine Belle. I would get careless with that.
 
2013-01-08 08:02:31 PM

nmemkha: Make homosexuality mandatory for Navy personnel.

/problem solved


I thought it already was.
 
2013-01-08 08:03:17 PM

Kanemano: I remember a friend of mine who had just retired from the navy told me , "Never sleep with a woman in the Navy, because everyone else already has"


Amen to that one. We had a mech that saw more action than a rotor hub.
The noobs would brag about banging her and the senior crew would show them the cell camera pics.
She was the single horniest girl I've ever seen.
 
2013-01-08 08:04:52 PM

Dinjiin: Not surprised.  The US armed services tend to get a lot of recruitment from economically depressed areas that aren't well known for their world-class education systems.  They're also areas that tend to frown upon abortion a bit more (lots of Southern Baptists in my old basic company).  Add that many of the enlisted folk are fairly young/naive and you get a baby makin' boat.

Figuring out that you get extended leave as subby mentions probably rounds out the rest.


Thanks for showing us your ignorance of military demogrpahics:

At least 90% of military recruits have a high school diploma compared to 75% of their civilian counterparts with a mean reading level a full grade level higher than that of the comparable youth population. The data show recruits from wealthy families are actually overrepresented in today's military, while the only income group that's lowering its participation in the military is the poor. with the majority coming form middle-class areas.
Link

The primary reason for all those pregnancies is to avoid deployment. Females, particulary the single mom/breeding type represent a bigger problem for military readiness than the gays ever will. I would rather have a gay service member available for deployment than a straight female who will be unavailable due to an "unplanned" pregnancy.

/umplanned my ass
 
2013-01-08 08:05:39 PM

liam76: serial_crusher: Sid_6.7: fusillade762: Curious to know how they determine whether a pregnancy in "unplanned"? If it's self-reporting I'd question that percentage.

Yeah, I'm guessing the mommy-to-be is in deep sh*t if they planned the pregnancy, so only the self-defeatingly-honest or treacherously stupid ones don't claim it's unplanned.

Isn't there deep shiat to be had for an unplanned pregnancy too?

I figure they know planned vs. unplanned based on whether or not you told your commanding officer about said plan.

Not really.

I mean it isn't going to look great for your career, but if you have someoen who can watcht he kid after you give birth they can't boot you out or demote you or anything.


Ah, you're right. I was recalling stories I've heard about people who didn't have somebody to watch the kid, then got in deep shiat
 
2013-01-08 08:05:44 PM

p51d007: Another reason women should NOT be in the military.
Along with....fire fighters, police and a few other professions.
Now, get back in the kitchen and make me some pie!


Call me old fashioned, but we probably need at least fire fighters and police in the military.
 
2013-01-08 08:07:44 PM
This is why women don't belong in the military.
 
2013-01-08 08:08:30 PM
That shiat was rampant when I was in the Navy in the 90's. It began happening almost immediately after women were placed on the ship I was on. "Unplanned" my ass; it's a free ride back to the states with pay and they know it.
 
2013-01-08 08:10:16 PM

taurusowner: Can we finally admit this whole thing was a bad idea and that national security is more important than making everyone feel special and included like the military is a pee-wee softball team?


Nonsense during the 90s the miitar'sy primary function shifted from warfighting to being job corps for unwed mothers.
 
2013-01-08 08:11:11 PM

CuttySupreme: This is why stupid, irresponsible women don't belong in the military.



/ftfm
//I know some kick-ass active-duty females sailors
 
2013-01-08 08:12:06 PM

hasty ambush: Thanks for showing us your ignorance of military demogrpahics:

At least 90% of military recruits have a high school diploma compared to 75% of their civilian counterparts with a mean reading level a full grade level higher than that of the comparable youth population. The data show recruits from wealthy families are actually overrepresented in today's military, while the only income group that's lowering its participation in the military is the poor. with the majority coming form middle-class areas.
Link

The primary reason for all those pregnancies is to avoid deployment. Females, particulary the single mom/breeding type represent a bigger problem for military readiness than the gays ever will. I would rather have a gay service member available for deployment than a straight female who will be unavailable due to an "unplanned" pregnancy.

/umplanned my ass


This.

I'm an MP which means our companies are co-ed. There are roughly 130-150 soldiers per company, with about 30-40 of them being females. I'm going on my third deployment in the National Guard. Every deployment I've gone on, from the time we got the deployment warning to the time we left mob-site to go overseas, about 20 of those females have dropped out due to pregnancy. There's no penalty, they just get moved to the rear detachment platoon and just drill once a month like normal while we're overseas. We're heading to our mob site for my next deployment in about two months. So far we've had 13 females report pregnancies and get moved to the Rear D PLT. I actually have our final pre-deployment drill tomorrow, so it will be interesting to see if there are any more "unplanned" pregnancies.

Pregnancy is the automatic catch-all "keep paying me and giving me school money, but don't make me actually be a solider" excuse available to all females, but no males.
 
2013-01-08 08:15:45 PM
Would it be outrageous of me to recommend long-term mandatory birth control for all women in the military?

I admit, I've not kept up with such things since the IUD debacle. Is there a reliable non-dangerous birth control method that lasts up to 4 years regardless as to the woman's wishes on the subject?
 
2013-01-08 08:18:11 PM

taurusowner: Pregnancy is the automatic catch-all "keep paying me and giving me school money, but don't make me actually be a solider" excuse available to all females, but no males.



You might not realize this but the reason why it's not available to males is because males cannot get pregnant.
 
2013-01-08 08:19:37 PM
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2013-01-08 08:20:48 PM

Dinjiin: Not surprised.  The US armed services tend to get a lot of recruitment from economically depressed areas that aren't well known for their world-class education systems.  They're also areas that tend to frown upon abortion a bit more (lots of Southern Baptists in my old basic company).  Add that many of the enlisted folk are fairly young/naive and you get a baby makin' boat.

Figuring out that you get extended leave as subby mentions probably rounds out the rest.


I'm sure a lot of it had to do with the girls thinking "Wow, these guys are in a hell of a lot better shape than the fat, lazy narcissists back home!"

At least that was the case when I was in the Army in the early 90s.

CSB:
I was a 12B and across the quad from the trucker driver's barracks (I don't recall their MOS). Their girls were on the second floor, the guys on the first and third and we used to watch the guys climbing up and down the sides of the building at night so they could bone the girls in the second floor bathroom. One night, our drill took off his cap, snuck across the quad and climbed up. A minute later, the bathroom light came on and guys were flying out the windows and all hell broke loose. Our drill came back said they were practically taking numbers. One guy got done, the girl said NEXT and that was in our drill turned on the light.

The guy drilled us into the ground, but every now and then, he'd do something that would have us bellowing in laughter.
/CSB
 
2013-01-08 08:20:53 PM

taurusowner: Pregnancy is the automatic catch-all "keep paying me and giving me school money, but don't make me actually be a solider" excuse available to all females, but no males.


I don't mean to make an example of your post alone. But, it seems Fark hit a raw nerve here. Now we see how easy it is for women to avoid duty.
 
2013-01-08 08:21:03 PM

Infernalist: Would it be outrageous of me to recommend long-term mandatory birth control for all women in the military?

I admit, I've not kept up with such things since the IUD debacle. Is there a reliable non-dangerous birth control method that lasts up to 4 years regardless as to the woman's wishes on the subject?


Simple. Just make any pregnancy that occurs(barring rape) without the Commanders consent be automatically punishable by dishonorable discharge and forfeiture of all pay and bonuses as well as permanent illegibility for the GI Bill or any form of Tuition Assistance.

Joining the military is a choice. There are risks and rewards. Having unprotected sex is a choice. There are risks and rewards. Choose one or the other. Not both or either depending on when it's convenient.
 
2013-01-08 08:21:33 PM

p51d007: Another reason women should NOT be in the military.
Along with....fire fighters, police and a few other professions.
Now, get back in the kitchen and make me some pie!

a sammich

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