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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Birth Control Video Game

This is quite interesting, using a video game to teach teens about unplanned pregnancies. Dubbed "Birth Control Brigade," the game challenges players to stop sperm from reaching a waiting ovum (and thereby stave off pregnancy) by selecting from a variety of contraceptives. This game is now being used in many sex ed classes in Canada. I think it might actually expose teens to all the different contraceptives on the market in a...mmm, fun way? 

Here is also a birth control promotional video that is quite open and informative. I think if more countries took this approach, making contraceptives as normal and easily acceptable as can be, it would avoid a lot of problems, e.g. girls being to scared to ask the pharmacist for The Pill, etc.

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