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

One out of three teenage mothers surveyed for a new report said that they didn't use protection because there was no way they'd get pregnant.

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.

Read the full story at The Atlantic Wire.