The Stars & Stripes reports that nearly 3/4 of pregnancies in the Navy are unintended. I don’t understand that. Don’t people in the Navy understand that sex leads to pregnancy? I mean seriously.
Facing a staggering 74 percent unintended pregnancy rate, the Navy has launched a family planning awareness and information campaign.
The Navy’s peer-mentoring program Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions is holding informational sessions on family planning throughout January covering topics that include parental leave, operational deferment and the best forms of birth control.
Unintended pregnancy is a significant problem across the general population, but the Navy’s rate is higher.
Do we need to have the “birds and the bees” talk? I’m glad that the Navy thinks it can handle the problem with more slide shows – it’s still the same military that I left behind.