About 38 percent of female university students use oral contraceptives, according to the American College Health Association.Few college students fully understand the gravity of pre-marital sex and know what they are getting into. Of course, our higher education institutions aren't helping. As an example, Texas A&M's Health Center helps with "contraceptive issues" and links to abortion advocacy sites which promote promiscuous behavior.
This contraceptive mentality is destroying our society. How can I be so bold as to make such a statement? Consider this. Contraception leads to a mentality that babies aren't a part of sex. Contraception makes us turn inward, rather than outward - it perpetuates a selfishness on our part. It also sees marriage as an optional social construct (an attitude which harms women and children most of all), which leads to broken families. Broken families are probably the root of most of our problems in western society - lowering of morality, crime, poverty, etc.
If you think you are ready to have sex you should be ready to be a spouse and a parent.
Paul VI was a prophet and yet we are deaf. He wrote the following before contraception was being used widely in the US.
"Upright men can even better convince themselves of the solid grounds on which the teaching of the Church in this field is based if they care to reflect upon the consequences of methods of artificially limiting the increase of children. Let them consider, first of all, how wide and easy a road would thus be opened up towards conjugal infidelity and the general lowering of morality. Not much experience is needed in order to know human weakness, and to understand that men—especially the young, who are so vulnerable on this point—have need of encouragement to be faithful to the moral law, so that they must not be offered some easy means of eluding its observance. It is also to be feared that the man, growing used to the employment of anti-conceptive practices, may finally lose respect for the woman and, no longer caring for her physical and psychological equilibrium, may come to the point of considering her as a mere instrument of selfish enjoyment, and no longer as his respected and beloved companion" (HV 17).Morality, culture and everything else aside, contraception can have the following side effects:
- Weight gain
- heart disease
- liver problems
- blood pressure
- can cause death
For even more, read this.