Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Awful Reasons Teen Moms Didn’t Use Birth Control

The Awful Reasons Teen Moms Didn’t Use Birth Control: "Results of a new survey show a dearth of knowledge of basic human biology among America's teens, especially when pants are off and hormones are running high. How bad is it? About half of the teens who got pregnant while not using any form of birth control say they didn't contraceptively arm themselves because they didn't believe that it was possible for them to get pregnant. Another quarter didn't wrap it up because their partner pressured them to go au naturel. Oh, brother.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey compiled answers from 5,000 of teenage girls who experienced unplanned pregnancies and gave birth between 2004 and 2008. Some of the findings are encouraging, in a glass half full sort of way; for example, only 13% of teen moms cited difficulty obtaining birth control as their reasoning for not using birth control. Good! But now, for the bad: about half of the girls surveyed say they weren't using any sort of birth control. And their reasons for eschewing safe sex are depressing as hell......"

1 comment:

Underground Politics said...

Exactly. When I have kids I'm going to make sure that they know what they need to know. I won't leave it up to the schools.