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Psyc 474, Week 10 notes

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Psychological Basis of Sexuality
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Date Created: 04/05/16
Chapter 12: Contraception and Abortion  Abstinence is the only 100% way to prevent pregnancy.  Coitus interruptus: aka ‘pulling out’, removing the penis from the vagina before  ejaculation.   Ancient Egyptians used to clean their vaginas with wine and garlic after sex to prevent  pregnancy.  Barrier methods have been around for a long time. Condoms used to be made out of  animal intestines.   Condom: a sheath put over the penis to prevent pregnancy and STIs.  As more people began using contraception, there were more political opponents.   There used to be a law banning the advertisement of contraception. When birth control  became more available, it was only legal for women who were married.   The pill became available in 1960, followed by the legalization of abortion in 1973. Since then the government has tried to put various restrictions on abortion.  Many religious groups, including the Roman Catholic Church disapprove of artificial  contraception.   The pill is the most popular form of birth control for young, unmarried ciswomen.   Combination pill: a pill containing estrogen and progesterone.  o This pill fools the brain into thinking the women is pregnant, so an egg won’t be  released.  o Taken 3 out of 4 weeks, placebo taken during period. o Increases the thickness of cervical mucus.  Mini­pill: a pill containing progesterone only.  o Taken every day of the cycle.   There are also brands of pills which decrease the number of periods.  Failure rate is low, but increases with typical use.   May reduce fertility for a short time after stopping, but no long­term effects.  Does not interfere with sexual sensation.  Reduces menstrual cramping and can prevent some cancers and diseases.   Does not protect against STI’s, lowers effectiveness of antibiotics, and requires a doctor’s appointment.   Cause have side effects, not recommended for ciswomen with certain health problems.   The morning after pill has high dosages of estrogen and progesterone.   Prevents fertilization or implantation.  Must be taken within 72 hours after sex.  Because of the high hormone dosage, nausea is a common side effect.   Recommended only for emergency situations. Common following rape of condom  breakage.   The patch works similarly to the pill.  More effective when used correctly.  Of the shots, Lunelle is similar to the combination pill, but injected once a month. Depo­ Provera is similar to the mini pill, injected 4x per year.   The shot is reversible, but ovulation may take a few months to return.   Intrauterine Device (IUD): A plastic rod placed in the uterus  Vasectomy: a procedure where the vans deferens of a cisman is cut and tied.   Women are sterilized by having their fallopian tubes cut and tied.  Chapter 13: Sexuality in Childhood and Adolescence  Children start masturbating from birth  Comprehensive sex ed leads teenagers to make more safe and responsible decisions.  Children seem to adjust just fine to same­sex parents  Some teens want their first time to happen, others don’t, others have mixed feelings about it.   Teen pregnancy has gone down in recent years. 


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