Becoming pregnant, or causing a pregnancy, is a life changing experience any way you look at it. The good news is that you and your partner have the option to plan ahead and together decide the best time to start a family. There are several different ways to take control of your life, your body and your future.
Numbers don’t lie
At present, half of all pregnancies in the United States are reportedly unplanned and, looking at unmarried women in their 20s, the number is even higher with 7 in 10 pregnancies being unintentional. Becoming a parent makes completing an education more challenging. 61% of women who become pregnant after enrolling in community college fail to finish their degree. At ISU, 60% of those participating in a recent poll knew at least one woman who had dropped out of college due to an unplanned pregnancy and 20% knew at least one man who had done the same.
What we’re doing
Through funding from the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program, the Anderson Center is pleased to be able to continue working for educated and conscious decisions among our students.
We warmly recommend the following websites, which all contain a wide range of information on everything from dating and relationships to contraceptives, STIs and personal health.
Now that you have read up…
To follow up and get your annual exam, birth control that’s right for you, STD & HIV testing, advice, etc. the ISU Student Health Clinic as well as the Southeastern District Health Department offer confidential and affordable services.