We hear so much about teen pregnancy that it may surprise you to know that the majority of "surprise" pregnancies happen to women in their 20s; at least 4 out of 10 have some or all of a college education, and many are
working in a job or career. By their age alone, you would assume that they all would presumably be somewhat knowledgeable about birth control and sex.
Self magazine has an in-depth story about what's happening in this demographic these days. From the story:
"For starters, we found that single women are much less savvy about birth control than they think. Nearly half of survey respondents said they don't seek out information on preventing pregnancy because they know enough already. Yet when the National Campaign tested the same group on their knowledge, women scored 6 out of 11 on average and men a dismal 4.7. Why no urgent need to be informed? Researchers found that women are often passive or ambivalent about getting pregnant, with more than one in four saying, "If it happens, it happens" or "It would be no big deal." Says Sarah Brown, chief executive officer of the National Campaign, "We have a large number of single young adults who say they are not actively seeking pregnancy, but their actions don't match their words. They're not really trying, but they're not really not trying."
Here's the quiz on pregnancy and birth control that both sexes failed:
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