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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, March 6, 1985 - Page 3
birth control

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans THE SURVEY found that people are
;reatly overestimate the risks and un- particularly misinformed about the bir-
lerstate the effectiveness of birth con- th control pill, which the group said is
rl methods, particularly the con- the most effective and- safest con
aceptive pill, and this misinformation traceptive for many women.
eaves many vulnerable to unintended To help counter this, the society
)regnancies, a professional society said whose membership includes 90 percent
7esterday. poesna of the country's obstetricians and
The American College of Ob- gynecologists, said it would soon launci
stetricians and Gynecologists said a a public information program to inforn
aoll it commissioned indicates many women of the benefits, risks and effec.
inwanted pregnancies that threaten tiveness of different forms of con
a omen's lives and result in more than a traception.
million abortions annually stem from The telephone survey of 1,036 womer
gnorance and misinformation. and 520 men, conducted in January b:
APPENINGS
Highlight
The Center for Russian & East European Studies is sponsoring a lecture on
"Collectivization and Changes in Peasant Life ni the 1930s: Report on Work in
Progress" today at 4 p.m. in Lane Hall. Sheila Fitzpatrick, author of several
books on the cultural revolution in Russia, will be speaking.
Films
MED - Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 7 p.m., MLB3.
IATA - Limits to Growth, 7 p.m., Hale.
U-M International Center - The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love, 7:30
p.m., International Center.
Performances
School of Music - Recital, string department, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
Ark - Hoot Night, Good Guys, 8 p.m., 637 S. Main.
UAC - Mediatrics Close Encounters, 7 p.m., Laugh Track, Tim Allen, 9
p.m., L-Club.
Prism - UB40, 8 p.m., Michigan Theater.
Speakers
Oral Biology department - Carl Marfurt, "Sensory and Autonomic Inner-
vation of Tooth Pulp and Cornea as Studied by the HRP transport
Technique", 4 p.m., 1033 Kellogg.
Biology department - Theodore Wright, "The Genetic and Molecular
Organization of. a Dense Cluster of Genes Involved in Catecholamine
Metabolism and Sclerotization in Drosophila", 4 p.m., MLB 2.
Computing Center - C. Ramanujan, "Introduction to Debugging In
Pascal, Part I", 3:30 p.m., 165 Business Administration, F. Hartman, "The
Zenith Z-150 as an MTS Terminal", 1:30 p.m., Z-150 rm, NUBS.
Chemistry department - K. Cammann, "Polization Studies with Ion-
Selective Electrodes", 4 p.m., 1200 Chemistry, Zhengging, "Aldol Reactions
of Transition Metal Carbene and Transition Metal (Alkyl) Acyl
Complexes," 4 p.m., 1300 Chemistry.
Civil Engineering-N.C. Lind, "Limit States Design of Structural Glass",
4 p.m., 311 W. Engineering.
School of Education-Phylliss Weikart, "Attending Behaviors Which
Enhance cognitive Learning", 4 p.m., 1322 SEB.
History of Art department-John Irwin, "Pillar and Cross", 8 p.m.,
Auditorium D, Angell Hall.
Center of Resources on Social Organization-Alan Wald, "George Lukacs
and the New York Intellectuals", 12:10 p.m., 4051 L.S.A.
Statistics department-Peter Hall, "Random Geometric Patterns", 4
p.m., 451 Mason Hall.
Industrial and Operations Engineering department-David Magerlein,.
"Nearly, Not quite, Just About, Almost Operations research at the Upjohn
Company", 4 p.m., 241 IGE Building.
Society of Physics Students-Daniel Axelrod, "Star Wars Defense
'System", 9 p.m., 2038 Randall Laboratory.
Michigan Undergraduate Anthropology Society-William Lockwood,
"East European Gypsies in Western Europe", 4 p.m., 240 L.S.A.
Meetings.
Ann Arbor Support Group for Farm Labor Organization Committee-5:30
p.m., 4318 Union.
Science Fiction Club-8:15 p.m., Michigan League.
Dissertation Support Group-8:30 a.m., 3100 UCS.
Latin American Solidarity Committee-8 p.m., Union.
Baha'i Club-5:30 p.m., Michigan League.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens - 7:30 p.m., 1800 Dixboro Road.
LSA Student Government-5:45 p.m., MSA Chambers, Union.
Black Student Union-7 p.m., Trotter House.
ACS Students Affiliates-5 p.m., 3005 Chemistry Building.
Miscellaneous
McAuley Health Center-Free Smoke Stoppers sessions, 7 p.m.,
Education Center, St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital.
Lutheran Campus Ministry-Potluck meal, 6:30 p.m., worship, 7:30 p.m.,
choir, 8 p.m., Lord of Light, corner Hill & Forest.
Muslim Students Association-Lecture, noon, Michigan League.
Co-ed Cheerleading Squad-Cheerleading tryouts clinic, 6:30 p.m.,

Coliseum.
CRLT-Workshop, "Using Computer Simulations in the Classroom", 2
p.m., 109 E. Madison, brown bag, "Making Students Responsible for Their
own Learning", 12:10 p.m., Michigan League.
Microcomputer Education Center-Workshop, "Microsoft Multiplan for
IBM-PC Compatible Microcomputers", 1 p.m., 3113 SEB.
Near East & North African Studies-Brown bag video, "The Taste of the
Palace and the Taste of the City", noon, Language Lab, MLB.
Political Science department-Career Plan & Placement, 4 p.m., 231
Angell Hall.
SODC-Workshop, "United We Stand, Divided We Fall: Conflict
Management", 6:30 p.m., Union.
Tau Beta Pi-Tutoring, lower level math, science & engineering, 7 p.m.,
307 UGLI.
Telecommunications Systems-Open Forum, new University telephone
system, 9a.m., 401 B W. Engineering.
PSN-Press Conference-Canterbury House, 218 N. Division, "University
on Trial", 8 p.m., East Quad.

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the Gallup Organization Inc., also found
that three-quarters of all Americans
want sex education taught in the
schools before children reach high
school.
AND A large majority, about three to
one, favored making contraceptive
servicesvavailable to teen-agers. Most
also said parents should be notified
aboutstheir children's birth control
requests.
Dr. Luella Klein of Atlanta, the
group's president, told a briefing that
the results show that Americans want
help in educating children about sex
and preventing unwanted teen-age

pregnancies.
"We were quite surprised by the
overwhelming support for contracep-
tive services for sexually active teen-
agers and for sex education in the
schools - particularly for the great
support for sex education in elementary
school," she said.
Concerning perceptions of birth con-
trol methods, she said it is disturbing
that adults have such "unrealistic"
opinions about contraceptives, par-
ticularly the pill.
Apprehensions about the pill are
based upon studies done more than a
decade ago concerning use of early
types of pills. The medications curently
prescribed contain less than 10 percent
of the hormones used in the early pills,
she said, and this results in far fewer
side effects.
"Only 16 percent of all women
thought that childbearing was more
risky than taking the birth control pill,"
she said. "The facts are that the risk of
pill-related deaths is about 5 for 100,000
women who use it while the risk of
death because of childbearing is about
10 for each 100,000 women giving bir-
th."

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to the government.
General Dynamics did $6.8 billion in
military business with the government
in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 1983,
making it by far the nation's biggest
defense contractor. The company
builds all the Navy's Trident sub-
marines, mnost of its attack subs, Army
tapks, F-16 jet fighters, Tomahawk
cruise missiles and a host of other
weapons.
The Pentagon said its monthly
payments to General Dynamics for
both administrative and weapons
chargrs totaled an average of $700
million.
Weinberger's announcement coin-
cided with disclosure of government
audits showing that General Dynamics
charged the Pentagon for $330,998 in
giveaway items used to promote its F-
16 fighter in 1982.
The items included 10,000 F-16 tie
tacs, 1,000 Barlow knives and 200
"special branding irons," according to
Defense Contract Audit Agency
documents obtained by The Associated
Press. Their costs are among more
than $4.5 million in General Dynamics
overhead expenses being challenged
for the year 1982 alone, according to the
documents.
Weinberger announced that in the
future, all defense contractors would be
required to certify, "under penalty of
perjury," that their claims for payment
do not include expenses "not made
directly for the benefit of the gover-
nment."
Requiring such certification "will do
a lot toward eliminating these improper
charges," Weinberger said.

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