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Birth Management: or the inherent flaws in the term "control"

The term 'birth control' creates an inherent misconception. My husband and I recently learned this sitting in our doctor's office, listening to her say, "If you have a uterus and live sperm you can always get pregnant, even with birth control, even if your tubes are tied, even right after a vasectomy". This news happened to follow the scariest night of my life wherein I took my very first pregnancy test. A year before, I'd gone through the painful ordeal of having an IUD contraceptive device implanted in my uterus. This same doctor assured me then that this device was 99.8% effective at controlling birth, that is, keeping birth from happening. That's like ALL the percents! Yet, there I...