The sex ban on US soldiers is hardly maintained as 15 women soldiers have been sent home from Afghanisthan after confirmed reports of their pregnancy.
The army had launched a vigourous campaign to counter rising incidents of pregnancy among women soldiers in Afghanistan, and measures like posters urging use of contraception have been put up in the medical centre and free condoms are being supplied in army camouflage tins.
But it has clearly met with little success.
"There have been so many pregnancies and the Army is starting to worry," the Daily Express quoted a source, as saying.
Pregnant soldiers cause operational problems because they have to be replaced and seldom return within six months of giving birth, the paper reports.