You may think it can't happen to you but every year there are almost 3 million unintended pregnancies in this country. Among young people, the problem is especially serious. Each year nearly 1 million young women aged 15 to 19 get pregnant; that's a little more than one in every nine teenagers. Eighty percent of these pregnancies are unplanned.
Unintended pregnancy can have serious consequences for women and men, including decreased chances of finishing school, an unstable financial future, and risks for the mother's health, not to mention for the baby's health and development.
Get the facts on effective contraceptive methods--success rate, benefits, drawbacks and how to get them.
Thanks to all who participated in the FFYR: Protect Yourself "Online Talk Show" hosted by SuChin Pak with Real World's Trishelle, Steven, and Leslie Kantor, a sexual health expert. Check back to view the entire discussion.