Every year there are 13 million babies born in the U.S. but did you know that half the pregnancies that occur every year in the U.S are unplanned?
With the GOP's plans to shut down abortion clinics, end contraceptive funding and prevent sex education, women's rights in Texas are becoming even more restrictive.
In an effort to spread awareness, Planned Parenthood is flexing its political muscles to explain why Mitt Romney is the wrong choice for women, and they aren't joking around. According to the Washington Post, the organization will run its largest campaign ad to date in Virginia and Ohio over the next several weeks.
As it became clear that Caylee probably wouldn't come home safely, the nation learned more about her mother, Casey. A young single mom with an irresponsible streak, it was obvious that she wasn't ready to be a parent. And as I held my own child, it wasn't only Caylee's story that scared me, it was Casey's. Just as Caylee brought to mind my daughter, Casey reminded me of myself when she was first born.
Generally, an unplanned pregnancy is the last thing on your mind when a one-night stand is in the offing. That's why pharmaceutical companies have given us Plan B. But what happens when a person isn't thinking straight the morning after? The FDA approval is close for a drug called Ulipristal that will provide birth control up to 5 days after conception may have occurred.
Kourtney Kardashian, like a lot of reality stars, has chosen to be open about almost everything in her life, and her recent unplanned pregnancy is no exception. But while some people have chosen to criticize her bun-in-the-oven candidness in recent weeks, we can't help but applaud it. In fact, we think there's a lot we can learn from Kourtney Kardashian and her situation.
2006 was a year of unprotected sex for me. No, not every time, but I started off the year with a fling with a slightly older man I was besotted with, who didn’t speak a word about condoms, and, in response, I didn’t either. I wanted to trust that he had some magical knowledge that somehow I was missing, that maybe the world had overturned itself and they were no longer necessary. I was wrong, and after a pregnancy panic as I searched for Plan B—this was right before it was so readily available—I escaped unscathed. Then later that year I met a guy I fell absolutely head over heels with, sure that we were destined to be together.
A woman who sold her body to six men as part of an online sex auction is somewhat regretting that decision. It turns out either someone slipped one past the goalie or the goalie was taking a breather and she wound up pregnant. This is not going to be a pleasant story to explain to that kid. At least she has successfully sued the auction house to get information about who the father might be.
It looks like the British government is ready to get serious about unplanned pregnancies. While their rate of teen pregnancy is in decline, it is still a drag to the economy and families. The first step is a $20 million campaign to educate doctors about the alternatives to the pill. More to come.