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The Washington City Paper’s “Barrier Method” (10/27) laments that there has been no major leap in birth control or revolution in contraception within the last 30 years.

I’ve got your revolution! It’s abstinence! It prevents pregnancy. It prevents STDs. It protects men and women from the bodily damage, emotional loss, and moral pain that result from sex outside of marriage. Abstinence is 100 percent effective. Abstinence costs nothing. Abstinence saves everything.

Silver Spring, Md.