October 9th, 2007 10:22 am (UTC)
Now you get my comment
As an educator in the realm of sexual health, a practicioner of healthful sexual arts, and a woman, I implore you. Do a bit more research on birth control methods that are actually beneficial.
Condoms (latex and polyurethane) do NOT effectively prevent viruses such as Herpes Simplex and Muluscum Contagiosum that can present in sores around the pubic region. HIV virus is smaller than the pores in lambskin material and can (although not likely) pass through. Non-latex, polyurethane condoms are more prone to breakage when there is a lack of lubrication (although I believe them to be superior in many ways) and can be used with silicone and oil-based lubricants, unlike latex.
There is a profound lack of non-latex birth control. Worse yet is the abundance of nonoxynol-9 slathered devices (n9 is a detergent that can cause microscopic tears in the vaginal and anal lining which will facillitate transmission of disease). God aparently hates non-hormonal IUDs, non-latex diaphragms, vasectomies and other medically safe methods of birth control (fisting, anal sex, toys, etc.) and I think that deserves mention.
As far as congenital disease is concerned, are you speaking of genetic/hereditary types of ailments as well as STDs at this point? I dare say tread lightly when it comes to Eugenics. Mutations are a treat to behold, and John B. Watson proved that any organisim (human or otherwise) can be made deficient with a touch of behavioralist manipulation.
Some of the best cases to make birth control look delicious can be found at http://www.feralchildren.com/en/index.php
One of my "favorite" ailments thanks to unfit parenting is psychological dwarfism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychogenic_dwarfism
Cheers - L