Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Pregnant Boys

Chicago's Department of health have come up with a new campaign against unwanted teen pregnancy. They have used images of teenage BOYS rather than girls.

These images are shocking and thought provoking. Brian told news daily "“The point was to
get people’s attention and get conversation started about teen pregnancy and teen births, and how they really affect a community,” *
These edited photographs of pubescent boys with little bumps are a little on the disturbing side, but do they work?

Teenage boys/girls may be naive enough to not put on a condom, but surely they are not stupid enough to see these and believe that boys can ACTUALLY get pregnant? For this reason, I am unsure it would stop teenagers having unprotected sex. 

On the other hand, they remind us that it is not only the female that is effected by unwanted pregnancy. Boys have to take responsibility for their unborn too. This may frighten them into wearing a condom. 

May be the posters aren't shocking enough. Would a video of a teenage boy giving birth be a  step to far perhaps? 

I believe teenage boys AND girls (same goes for men and women) both need to be responsible for practicing safe sex. 

Do you think this is something that we should adopt in England? 

Remember : No glove, no love.

Nurture Antenatal x

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