Here's why The Year of Magical Thinking. It's a great book (you should read it!). It's not such a great way to think about your sex life. But according to the results of a recently published Guttmacher Institute study, 42 percent of women think that they can't or won't get pregnant when they have sex.
Titled "The Year of Magical Thinking...Leads to Unintended Pregnancy," the study focuses on womens' perceptions of pregnancy risks. In 49 in-depth interviews with women aged 20 to 24, researchers found that 32 believed themselves to be at low risk for pregnancy, either because they believed that they were infertile, their partners were infertile, or that because they were on the pill, they wouldn't get pregnant.
The most common reason cited by the women interviewed was that they believed themselves to be "immune" to pregnancy. One woman reported, "I'd always had good luck...Nothing bad ever happened toRead More »from New Study Confirms "Magical Thinking" Won't Prevent Pregnancy