What Idiot Thought It Would Be A Good Idea To Give Pregnancy Lectures At A Bar?
5:30 pm, September 5th | by Laura Donovan
Remember those awful abstinence-only sex ed classes you were required to sit through in ninth grade? Looks like the hell sessions are returning in a new (but not improved) form and coming to a bar near you.
That is, if you reside in Israel. The Fertility Association is starting a new campaign that involves experts going from bar to bar to host seven-minute fertility and child-bearing lectures. Following the release of a report that Israeli women are holding off on marriage and tying the knot at older ages, the organization chose to educate females in their late 20s and early 30s on the dangers of delaying motherhood. Experts will also talk about behavior that can have a negative affect on pregnancy, according to the Times of Israel.
So why would they select a bar to conduct these weird informational sessions? Dr. Ronit Haimov-Kochman said it’s because young working women are difficult to reach during the day, as they, you know, have jobs and can’t be bothered to step away from the office to get schooled on the importance of finding a husband and popping out babies before they become haggard, old, undesirable, and barren:
“It’s hard, for example, to speak with them at their office because it’s against the employer’s interests for them to get pregnant…The thing is, in the last few years the marriage age has gone up and with it the childbearing age, and many women simply aren’t aware of the dangers.”
While research has suggested that people who become parents later in life are at a greater risk of producing autistic children, no one needs a bar lesson to learn that. It’s all over the Internet, and people have known for a very long time that it’s easier to conceive at a young age than at an older one. I don’t know about you, but I go to bars to catch up with friends and wind down with a cold Stella Artois, not to feel like I’m in high school health class again and bullied into signing an abstinence until marriage card.