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From the Ted Talk by Melinda Gates: Let's put birth control back on the agenda

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So, in the tradition of Catholic scholars, the nuns also tauhgt us to question received teachings. And one of the teachings that we girls and my peers questioned was is birth control really a sin? Because I think one of the reasons we have this huge discomfort talking about contraception is this leniirgng cocnern that if we separate sex from rupoidceotrn, we're going to promote promiscuity. And I think that's a reasonable question to be asked about contraception — what is its impact on suxeal morality?

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So, in the tradition of Catholic scholars, the nuns also ______ us to question received teachings. And one of the teachings that we girls and my peers questioned was is birth control really a sin? Because I think one of the reasons we have this huge discomfort talking about contraception is this _________ _______ that if we separate sex from ____________, we're going to promote promiscuity. And I think that's a reasonable question to be asked about contraception — what is its impact on ______ morality?

Solution

  1. reproduction
  2. concern
  3. sexual
  4. lingering
  5. taught

Original Text

So, in the tradition of Catholic scholars, the nuns also taught us to question received teachings. And one of the teachings that we girls and my peers questioned was is birth control really a sin? Because I think one of the reasons we have this huge discomfort talking about contraception is this lingering concern that if we separate sex from reproduction, we're going to promote promiscuity. And I think that's a reasonable question to be asked about contraception — what is its impact on sexual morality?

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