Interesting Article about B/C

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Registered: 01-07-2009
Interesting Article about B/C
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Wed, 02-18-2009 - 9:37pm

Here is an excerpt from an article in today's Canadian National Paper I thought sheds some light on unplanned pregnancy:

"Other than the under-age-18 group, the highest proportion of unplanned pregnancies is in the age group 40-plus," says Dr. Alfred Yuzpe, emeritus professor of obstetrics and gynecology from the University of Western Ontario and co-founder and co-director of the Genesis Fertility Centre in Vancouver.

"A lot of these women are using contraception, but less-than-ideal methods," Dr. Yuzpe says. "The irony is that as physicians, we stress that fertility declines in women over the age 40. So many women have a false sense of security."

Here is the article link:

http://www.nationalpost.com/arts/story.html?id=1299829

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Registered: 01-22-2009
Wed, 02-18-2009 - 11:26pm

That was a great article, thanks.

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Registered: 01-07-2009
Thu, 02-19-2009 - 10:06am

Thanks Kate,

I live in Canada - not sure what are abortion rates are but the US has 10 times our population. There is a huge debate here as well. Thankfully, there isn't a large enough movement to want to challenge our current laws.

On a side note, I have encountered many women over 40 who did become pregnant by accident. Some didn't think they needed to use birth control! Anyway, I am happily pregnant at 41, but it was planned. :)

Cheers,
Heidi.

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Thu, 02-19-2009 - 10:31am

I'm the CL of Pregnant after 35, and we definitely have our fair share of "oops" babies!!


Me, I'm struggling to have my second non-oops baby, so I'm hoping they'll throw some baby dust my way ;)




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Registered: 05-02-2006
Thu, 02-19-2009 - 11:30am

This is a little off-topic, but this post reminded me of the "That 70's Show" episode where Kitty thinks that she is pregnant with an oops baby, then finds out that she is really just going through menopause.


But I could certainly understand how the false sense of security could come into play for many women.


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Registered: 01-22-2009
Thu, 02-19-2009 - 12:17pm

I'm Canadian, too.

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Registered: 01-22-2009
Thu, 02-19-2009 - 12:18pm
Showing my age, but there was an episode like that in Little House on the Prairie, too.

Kate


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Registered: 01-07-2009
Thu, 02-19-2009 - 4:59pm

Hey Kate,

Do you still live in Canada? So, why are the rates so much higher? Is it lack of education on B/C?

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Registered: 01-13-2006
Thu, 02-19-2009 - 5:15pm

Hi -


Not Kate, but answering anyway.


If I recall correctly, the numbers rose significantly with the implementation of Abstinence Only Education (AOE) in the public schools.

"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."

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Registered: 01-22-2009
Thu, 02-19-2009 - 6:36pm

I'm still in Canada, yes.

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Registered: 12-03-2007
Thu, 02-19-2009 - 6:51pm

I'm in the US, but I find this interesting.

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