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Monday
May182009

NHS YouTube Video Campaign Teaches Teens that Birth is Humiliating

The Leicester NHS Trust posted an anti-teen pregnancy campaign video on YouTube aimed at teaching school-age girls and young women that sex (or unprotected sex) should be avoided because it can result in pregnancy, which will end with birth, which is excruciating, humiliating and shameful.

Read more on BirthActivist.com about how a staged schoolyard birth video was used to scare teens into compliance, then removed by YouTube.

 

EDIT: Unnecesarean reader Tina of Birth Right Doula found the video renamed and on YouTube for now.

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Reader Comments (3)

Did some digging today after reading this post - this video is still up - retitled - and can be viewed on youtube here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frHOZn3tpdQ

All I have to say is what were they thinking?!

May 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTina

Gotta love those screaming, bloody, horror-movie type births. My teen, who was the product of my own teen pregnancy, has learned the value of abstinence (or at the least, safe sex) by having grown up in less-than-favorable circumstances, and by watching me raise her two little sisters. I remind her if she ends up getting pregnant, she may have to face the possibility of doing all this alone, and that is quite enough to keep her from having sex!

May 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily Jones

I'd say that imagining the difficulty of the possible consequence of being a parent would be a pretty strong personal deterent! I even think about consequences sometimes and I'm 35 and already a parent.

May 19, 2009 | Registered CommenterJill
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