Saturday, 6 December 2008

Christmas parties

have already started, and for many young people this is a time of partying, lazing around, seeing friends and enjoying themselves.  I was talking a young woman about the yearly peak in conception rates in December and January each year.  She gave an interesting response - well without monday morning there isn't the same urgency to get things sorted.  With a bit more pushing she explained that despite the fact she would know she had homework at the beginning of the holidays, she would put it off to the end, and she thinks sometimes if people have sex without contraception, or their condom splits, they can't put it off anymore once it comes to monday.

Without mondays there isn't a rush.  Anecdotal and n=1 is never a good way to make policy, but if I think back about how I managed my life when I was young, and indeed now,  the urgency of monday is definitely an interesting idea.

2 comments:

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