Tuesday, November 30, 2010


An interesting article titled "Younger women regret one-night stands more than their older counterparts" reports poll information exactly what the title suggests. A survey was conducted in the United Kingdom with a sample size of 1,000 women.  The sample was targeted for women who are either married or in long-term relationships.  

WHO IS HAVING ONE-NIGHT STANDS?  According to The Daily Mail's report, "almost half of women in their 30s (46 per cent) and 40s (45 per cent) have had casual, one-off sexual encounters, while those in their 50s are not far behind--more than 1/3 have had casual sex."  Wow.
WHO IS HAVING REGRETS?  Come on!  These people have to have had at least one liaison that made them say, "Eww."  The poll results says that, "women in 40s are the least remorseful: surprisingly, 3/4 of them say they have no qualms, while 65 per cent of those in their 50s also have no regrets."  Wow.
WHO IS HAVING ABORTIONS?  The study shows that 23% of 20-29 year-olds admit to having an abortion, while, "...similar numbers of women in 40s and 50s--22 per cent and 20 per cent, respectively have also had terminations."  Have you been wondering about the 60 year-olds?  The article says that they reported only 9% due to the fact that most of the respondents in that age category grew up in a time where abortion was illegal.
NOW, WHO IS HAVING REGRETS?  The article says that while over half of all women report that they do not regret their decision to have an abortion, "...the majority of women--64 per cent--in the 40-49 age group do mourn their decision to end a pregnancy."

I liked a quote that was used from a doctor by the name of Andrew Fergusson.  He said, "We have reached a point where abortion is seen as just another method of contraception.  For years, the effects have been swept under the carpet and evidence is only just beginning to emerge of real physical and psychological implications for some of the women who have abortions." 

Is this information startling to you?  Do you believe that based on the information reflected in the poll that older women are getting abortions as a "method of contraception"?  Do you see these older women who are getting an abortion as finding "a way out"?  

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