Not from DuffelBlog, but I wish it was:
A new study in the February 2013 issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology reports that “eleven percent of [military] women reported an unintended pregnancy in the prior 12 months,” and that this trend grew worse from 2005 to 2008.
These findings, combined with the added knowledge that repeated studies have demonstrated low rates of contraception use by servicewomen of reproductive age, clearly delineate an area in need of focused attention by the Defense Department’s Military Health System.
Remedy of this situation is prudent, not only as a cost- saving measure, but more importantly as a policy of just and fair treatment of women. It’s especially relevant given the Pentagon‘s recent decision to open front-line combat posts to women.
God help us, but we’re losing sight of– or HAVE LOST sight of– why we have a military.
On a related note, for every idiot Army psychiatrist there are at least several thousand clear-thinking Marines. One of them has written an excellent letter to his local birdcage liner on women in combat.