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I have heard about this bill being discussed here in the Philippines for a long time. It is only now when I actually got to read it. For a backgrounder for non-Filipinos, our country is quite conservative in relation to the rest of the world, possibly due to our Roman Catholicism. Our country is one of the very few where divorce is not allowed. Instead we have annulment which is very tedious and very costly as well.

As for birth control, our country basically is against abortion but quite open to other forms of birth control. The problem though is that sometimes in very rural areas, this technology has not been properly propagated. I heard of some stories about the innocence of some Filipino’s after even being taught birth control by the use of a condom. When some people went to a certain rural area, the people there were taught on how to use the condom, but since a real penis could not be fitted with a condom to be used an example, the lecturer had used his finger instead. After a few months, the lecturer was surprised to find out that there were still a lot of women being pregnant. The lecturer wondered why and found out that instead of fitting the condom on the husband’s penis the people had fitted the condom on their finger.

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