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The Fog Zone: How misperceptions, magical thinking and ambivalence put young adults at risk for unplanned pregnancy

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Kaye, K., Suellentrop, K., and Sloup, C. “The Fog Zone: How Misperceptions, Magical Thinking, and Ambivalence Put Young Adults at Risk for Unplanned Pregnancy.” Washington, DC: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. 2009: 36-38. Accessed from: http://thenationalcampaign.org/sites/default/files/resource-supporting-download/fogzone_0.pdf

Featured Organization: National Women's Law Center (NWLC)

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The National Women's Law Center (NWLC) is a non-profit organization that has advocated for women and girls at every stage of their lives through research, education, litigation, and public policy for more than 40 years. The Center focuses on issues that affect women and their families, such as reproductive rights and health, poverty and income support, education, and employment.

The Fog Zone: How Misperceptions, Magical Thinking, and Ambivalence Put Young Adults at Risk for Unplanned Pregnancy

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Half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned. Cost and access barriers can make contraception hard to secure and some women become pregnant unintentionally due to a contraceptive failure. But there are other barriers and explanations such as fear, misinformation and ambivalence. These factors were explored in a new national survey on contraceptive and fertility knowledge and form the basis of this Fog Zone report. uthor

IUD Data Sources - IUD Factsheet

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IIn 2013, the Data & Monitoring Workgroup of the NYC IUD Taskforce conducted a review of the available literature and datasets on IUD use in New York City and nationally.  This factsheet identifies best practices for developing and maintaining an IUD-related monitoring system, describes currently available datasets, their underlying metrics and the limitations of each. UD Taskforce

Featured Organization: Physicians for Reproductive Health

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Physicians for Reproductive Health (Physicians) unites the medical community and concerned supporters with the goal of improving access to comprehensive reproductive health care, particularly for disadvantaged populations. Founded in 1992, Physicians for Reproductive Health uses scientific expertise to influence legislation, medical practice, and public opinion as well as providing tools for physicians to advocate for reproductive health.