One Third of Teenage Moms Didn't Think They Could Get Pregnant

By The Atlantic Wire

A new report found that a third of teenage moms surveyed didn't use protection because, for one reason or another, they didn't think they could get pregnant. The AP reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study didn't ask girls their reasons but that anecdotes dishearteningly echo the many urban legends that might convince a girl of their infertility: they didn't think they could get pregnant on their first time, they didn't think they could get pregnant while on their period, etc.

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