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Postby Mike Cash » Mon 11.27.2006 8:08 am

fragulistic wrote:
I wa sin Japan doing missionary work and this is one of the most unsettling things about Japanese society is the fact that abbortion is the biggest form of birth control used in Japan.


"Abortion"....not "abbortion". Although one could make a case for using the double "b" to intimate an association with "abbhorent".

Could you please provide us with your source for the "fact" that abortion is the biggest form of birth control in Japan? Thanks.

(Japan leads the world in condom use, by the way).

keatonatron wrote:
Matsumoto_hideto wrote:
clay wrote:

Matsumoto, did you mean to say you are located in 本日?


its japan backwards and or Today. just a play on words thats all.


No, it's only "today"...


Maybe he meant "Japan is backwards today".
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RE: Japanese society and controversial topics

Postby paul_b » Mon 11.27.2006 8:26 am

Mike Cash wrote:
Could you please provide us with your source for the "fact" that abortion is the biggest form of birth control in Japan? Thanks.

This was one of the better looking studies I saw from a quick Google.

Women currently practising contraception: 50-odd %
Married women who have experienced an induced abortion: ~25%

Contraception rates are relatively (but not dramatically) low (the lowest when compared to a handful of other civilised countries). Abortion rates were a bit higher than the UK (according to another site I checked).

There are a number of worrying trends - most of which can be summed up as "Kids these days". (e.g. more abortions and less contraception in young Japanese).
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RE: Japanese society and controversial topics

Postby Mike Cash » Mon 11.27.2006 8:33 am

The thing is, though, that abortion shows up as an implementation of "birth control" only upon conception. Condom use counts as birth control every time people decide to use one while bumpin' uglies.

Which is greater, the number of abortions performed or the number of condoms used?
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RE: Japanese society and controversial topics

Postby paul_b » Mon 11.27.2006 8:41 am

Mike Cash wrote:
The thing is, though, that abortion shows up as an implementation of "birth control" only upon conception. Condom use counts as birth control every time people decide to use one while bumpin' uglies.

You could make a case that if you choose once to not use condoms (or whatever) then you are not "using contraception" even if the rest of the year you do.

However you choose to Juggle the numbers, though, the person you were replying to was speaking 口から出鱈目 (well, 口 being on the generous side).
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Postby Matsumoto_hideto » Mon 11.27.2006 11:09 pm

I meant If you Flip the Kanji of Japan It means Today.
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RE: Japanese society and controversial topics

Postby Mike Cash » Wed 11.29.2006 5:12 am

paul_b wrote:
Mike Cash wrote:
The thing is, though, that abortion shows up as an implementation of "birth control" only upon conception. Condom use counts as birth control every time people decide to use one while bumpin' uglies.

You could make a case that if you choose once to not use condoms (or whatever) then you are not "using contraception" even if the rest of the year you do.

However you choose to Juggle the numbers, though, the person you were replying to was speaking 口から出鱈目 (well, 口 being on the generous side).


Oh....you mean "out his ass". I get it.
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