The oft-overlooked reason for teen pregnancy


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It's amazing so many of us survive to adulthood.

David's picture
Posted by David (not verified) on 9 October 2005 - 7:15am
You have a better chance in Cuba

...where the infant mortality rate is lower. Having "the best healthcare in the world" doesn't count for much of people can't afford to use it.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 9 October 2005 - 8:18am
Desensitization to risk

This is the main reason I'm so strongly in favor of OTC emergency contraception. Escaping unintended pregnancy a time or two by luck or timing increases that sense of invulnerability and reduces the perception of just how big the risk is. It's dangerous desensitization.

Terry's picture
Posted by Terry (not verified) on 10 October 2005 - 9:58am