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Baby Boom!

Something in the water? Or is Hathian experiencing a shortage of contraception?

Health statistics have shown that conception rates in the city have soared in the last 6 months, with a particular ‘baby boom’ rife with students at Columtreal University.

With rates almost treble that on last year, public health officials and Contraceptive Services on campus have come under the microscope. Students in particular seem to have a lack of access to these services on campus, and the alcohol consumption at frat and sorority events seem to be increasing risk taking behaviour.

Columtreal University refused to comment on the services they provide, stating that Hathain General provided services on campus.

Around 1 in 8 students in the last academic year fell pregnant, and this has highlighted the need for some Sexual Health Promotion on campus, and access to free contraception. Not only did around 50% of these students drop out of education, but in most cases later studies showed they struggled to keep up with their chosen career paths.

One student who wished to remain anonymous, reported:

When I went to the clinic, it was shut. I couldn’t be bothered to go into Hathian. Obviously, I regret it now, but what am I meant to do? Those frat boys are persistent and we were too f*cked to stop. I’m too scared to do a test, I don’t want HIV or something.

There were unconfirmed rumours a number of these pregnancies could be linked to the same man but the person was unavailable to comment.

A male student, 19, who seemed inebriated commented, “Using condoms is gay.”

This attitude raises serious questions over the need for some kind of Sexual Health Outreach work on campus, especially to catch the new Freshmen who have started this academic year.

(In small print. Some pregnancies were not unwanted or unplanned.)

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