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Why do you believe "unintended pregnancies" are on the rise among 20+ year olds?


It's always been touted that more sexual education and better birth control methods would reduce unplanned pregnancies. Just recently Bristol Palin announced she is pregnant again from a man who will be a different "baby daddy" from Tripp's father. The most recent Guttmacher data found that (more than half of pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended), and the rate of unintended pregnancies in America has been steadily (increasing since 1994)! Teen pregnancies are at a (historic low)! What’s happening? Is it just too difficult to avoid "unintended pregnancies"?

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Vince (iggy7117) says

18 months ago
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    dashingscorpio 18 months ago

    No matter what the risks are very few people believe something bad is going to happen to (them). Maybe it's human nature not to live in fear.

    However it's never smart to live in ignorance.

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19 months ago
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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 19 months ago

    There's such a thing as maturity and responsibility. If one is going to have sex, h/she should plan for preventives; if not, THEN DON'T HAVE SEX. This is simple logic which doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand.


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Aime (Aime F) says

19 months ago
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Ana Kolomeka says

19 months ago
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    dashingscorpio 19 months ago

    I imagine ignorance sometimes plays a part. Maybe they had unprotected sex a few times without becoming pregnant and "assumed" they couldn't get pregnant. Spontaneous sex is an issue. They weren't in a "relationship" saw no need for daily pills.


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Old-Empresario says

18 months ago
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    Motherbynature 18 months ago

    I do know some women who have done this but do you think there are enough women doing this to cause the numbers to rise so high?


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win-winresources says

19 months ago
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    dashingscorpio 19 months ago

    The article I read called them "Unintended pregnancies".

    Having said that it's been reported there are no 100% fool proof birth control methods other than abstinence. However I suspect like you there's a lot of (unprotected sex) going on!


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TheBizWhiz says

19 months ago
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    dashingscorpio 19 months ago

    The article didn't specify if it included married women. However since it does state: "more than half of pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended." I would guess that includes married women as well.

    Unintended has nothing to with marital status.


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Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) says

19 months ago
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    dashingscorpio 19 months ago

    "Maybe they inanely believe that "nice" girls do not plan for sex." " Nice girls let sex happen while bad girls plan for sex."

    Grace, I believe there is a group of young women who do believe this! They may look down on women using the pill.

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19 months ago
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    dashingscorpio 19 months ago

    Married couples have "unintended pregnancies" too!

    Bristol Palin launched an abstinence campaign. Dr. Laura is entitled to have a change of heart but she can't change her past. She had at least 2 affairs. http://www.nndb.com/people/427/000022361/


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Evane G (Evane) says

18 months ago
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    dashingscorpio 18 months ago

    Are you saying these women are (intentionally) getting pregnant because only few men (want) to have kids?

    In other words these young women are lying about it being an "accident" or "unintended"?


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