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The cost of having a doctor to perform the procedure is exorbitant.As a result many resort to dangerous methods of pregnancy termination such as falling down heights or ingesting tuberculosis pills. As a refugee explained, “In middle school, in the age of 16, it is very important for students to have a girlfriend and also participate in the gang fight.” Those that failed to do both were ostracized.In between their goose-stepping drills these women were doing something that amazed me – they were gossiping.These were not the Nazi robots that the international media normally portrays the North Korean military as being, but real people. After all, they were schoolgirls (or I guess technically army-girls)!
One refugee asserted that, “There are no contraceptives and they have not even heard of a condom.” Pregnancy is grounds for expulsion from school. However, since the 1990’s abortion has become illegal.In fact, it is quite common for teachers to share alcohol with their students as a token of good will.The loosening of North Korea’s information blockade has even spurred an influx of foreign pornography into North Korea, and the spread of DVDs carrying South Korean dramas into North Korean people’s homes is also changing expectations and attitudes towards relationships.However, the liberalization of dating culture in North Korea was probably driven by the crises of the 1990’s.From the people’s perspective, the imperatives of day-to-day life trumped any social hang-ups regarding dating or sex.