Who, me? I can’t get pregnant!

Despite all that our schools have done in educating teens, apparently girls (and women) are still deluded when it comes to their perception of their own fertility.  A recent study revealed that over a third of those who didn’t use contraception (36%) said they did not think they could get pregnant!  Is it any wonder that nearly 4 out of 5 births to teens are unplanned?  Let’s keep this in mind the next time an unplanned pregnancy is discussed on TV, or a teen pregnancy happens in school or in the neighborhood.  It’s a good time to point out to your son or daughter that a lot of people who don’t think it will happen to them find themselves in a really tough spot.  And why not follow up that comment with a reminder that the only 100% guaranteed method of birth control for teens is to remain abstinent until marriage.