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Re: Should birth control be provided in schools? - October 21st 2011, 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by ShimmeringFaerie View Post
My pill costs $15 for four months worth. Any student should be able to afford that. Condoms are also relatively inexpensive, but I can't remember the exact price. So I have a hard time believing that there are a lot of unwanted pregnancies because birth control costs too much. It's also really easy to get. You can get condoms from any supermarket and you just need to visit your usual doctor to get a prescription for the pill.

If people aren't using birth control, it's because (for whatever stupid reason) they don't want to. So giving out free birth control isn't going to make them use it.

By the way, this post is pretty Australia-specific. I know that the contraceptive pill is often more expensive in other countries (though I don't understand why...).
Yeah, the price argument is irrelevant when it comes to the US. My birth control is $65 for 3 months, and that's with insurance.