A new poll found that two in five women had not used birth control or skipped taking their regular dose of oral contraceptive pills in the last month, mostly due to beliefs that they are infertile or not sexually active all the time.

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The Contraception in America survey polled 201 physicians and 1,000 women between the ages of 18 and 49. The survey was sponsored by Teva Women’s Heath.

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In the survey, 55 percent of women aged 25 to 29 believe their accidental pregnancy was the result of contraceptive failure, when in reality it was related to an error, such as skipping doses of birth control pills, or misinformation about their fertility or sexual activity.

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