Contraceptive practice and unplanned pregnancy among single university students.Br Med J 1975; 4 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5990.217 (Published 25 October 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;4:217
- J B Cole,
- F C Beighton,
- I H Jones
The sexual behaviour and contraceptive practices of a random sample of unmarried university students were compared with those of a group attending the student health service with an unplanned pregnancy. The immediate cause of most pregnancies in this series was incorrect use of a rhythm method. Irregularity of the menstrual cycle may have been a contributing factor in many cases. Psychological factors influencing the desire for pregnancy, while present, were not major contributing causes in many pregnancies.