Watch messages on personal responsibility from members of The National Campaign's Personal Responsibility, Religion, and Public Values advisory panel and Director of Outreach and Partnerships, Paula Parker-Sawyers.
Exactly what is the role of personal responsibility in pregnancy planning and prevention? In Rethinking Responsibility: Reflections on Sex and Accountability, 29 individuals—all leaders in their respective fields—examine this very issue.
The concept of personal responsibility, and even the term itself, means different things to different people. The essays presented here explore topics such as whether men and women both share the same level of responsibility when it comes to relationships, sex, contraception, and pregnancy; how personal responsibility is taught and who should teach it; and the connection—and disconnection—between personal and social responsibility.
We hope this collection of thought-provoking essays will help foster a national discussion about what personal responsibility means in the context of pregnancy planning and prevention. Please let us know what you think about these essays and tell us what you think about personal responsibility. Come back often—we will continue to add your thoughts and additional essays over time.