Abortion provider launches lewd ‘safe sex’ video online

Fri, 11 Feb 2011

Abortion provider Marie Stopes International (MSI) is targeting young people with a controversial new ‘safe sex’ video which appears to advocate dangerous sexual behaviour.

The video features comedy music group The Midnight Beast as part of an online campaign by MSI.

Many of the song’s lyrics advocate the use of contraceptives, but one lyric appears to advocate anal sex as a method of birth control, advising that engaging in it ensures “you won’t be a mum.”

Dangerous

Another lyric implies that anal sex is a harmless activity, failing to mention the fact that it is one of the most dangerous forms of sexual contact.

The controversial video, which makes no mention of abstinence, also depicts one of the band members simulating sex with a blow-up doll.

At the end of the video, which has been viewed more than 90,000 times, viewers are advised not to trust the band’s advice and are directed to a website promoting long acting reversible contraceptives.

Controversial

MSI has defended the controversial video, which is aimed at 16 to 24-year-olds, as a “fun way” of raising awareness of condoms and contraceptives.

It added: “This tongue-in-cheek approach leads young people to a website with all the information and contact details they need to make informed lifestyle choices.”

In December an official report into the progress of Scotland’s sexual health strategy revealed that the ‘safer sex’ message was getting through but wasn’t working.

Infections

The report said that all age ranges knew about ‘prevention’ but the data showed troubling increases in sexual infections and the teenage pregnancy rate remained high.

The report warned that the high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), teenage pregnancies and abortions showed that many young people in particular were continuing to endanger their sexual health.

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