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Although Most Unmarried Young Adults Want to Avoid Pregnancy, Many Don't Use Contraception, Know Little About It, and Think It Doesn't Make Much Difference
Date:12/14/2009

New Research Focuses on Unmarried Young Adults' Attitudes and Behavior Regarding Pregnancy, Contraception, and Related Issues

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly all unmarried young adults ages 18-29 believe pregnancy is something that should be planned (94% of men and 86% of women) and say that it is important to avoid pregnancy in their lives right now (86% of men and 88% of women), according to new research released by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Even so:

  • Only about half of sexually active unmarried young adults use contraception regularly -- many say they used it inconsistently (24%) or not at all (19%) over the past three months.
  • About four in ten (38% of men and 44% of women) agree with the statement: "It doesn't matter whether you use birth control or not; when it is your time to get pregnant it will happen."
  • Many (29% of women and 42% of men) say it is at least slightly likely they will have unprotected sex in the next three months -- 17% of women and 19% of men describe it as either extremely or quite likely.

The nationally representative survey of 1,800 unmarried young adults ages 18-29 is the first of its kind to focus in depth on the attitudes and behavior of both single men and women regarding pregnancy planning, contraception, and related issues. Other survey findings contained in the report, The Fog Zone: How Misperceptions, Magical Thinking, and Ambivalence Put Young Adults at Risk for Unplanned Pregnancy include:

Many unmarried young adults say they know little about contraception. Even though 82% have used some form of contraception in the past and 90% believe they have all the knowledge they need to avoid an unplanned pregnancy:

  • About six in ten (63%) say they know "little" or "nothing" about birth control pills.
  • Three in ten (30%) say they know little or
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SOURCE The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
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