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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

Increasing Use of Contraceptive Implants and Intrauterine Devices To Reduce Unintended Pregnancy

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ACOG. (2015). Increasing Use of Contraceptive Implants and Intrauterine Devices To Reduce Unintended Pregnancy. ACOG Committee Opinion No. 652. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Accessed from: https://www.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Gynecologic-Practice/Increasing-Access-to-Contraceptive-Implants-and-Intrauterine-Devices-to-Reduce-Unintended-Pregnancy

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