Is the Birth Control Pill Enough?

Thanks to 16 and Pregnant many women think of getting knocked up outside of marriage as something that might happen in high school, but is unlikely once we become adults and are more responsible and educated about condoms and the Pill. (And yet how educated are we really? Read on to learn what your gyno hasn't told you about birth control.)

But a report from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancies says otherwise. More than one-third of unplanned pregnancies are to unmarried women in their 20s. And seven in 10 pregnancies that happen to 20somethings are unplanned.

And don't think that just having a Pill prescription or bringing condoms along when you hook up will keep you in the clear; you have to use these correctly each and every time. Almost half of all unplanned pregnancies among young, sexually active women are due to birth-control lapses and screw-ups, according to a report by the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive-health organization.

Have some embarrassing sexual health questions? We've got answers for you.

Have you ever had a pregnancy scare? Were you in your teens, twenties, or older? If you're on the Pill, are you good about taking it every day or do you occasionally slip up?

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