Single, pregnant and panicked starts off well enough, looking at the complex dynamics that lead smart, well-educated 20-something women to get cavalier about their birth control. But it ends with beating the "More contraceptives education" drum -- completely dismissing out of hand the dynamics of relationships.
And of course we have the sidebar courtesy of Planned Parenthood:
Not ready to be a mom? Follow these rules to avoid an unwanted pregnancy.
3. Watch for interactions. [Not between you and other people -- between other substances and your Pills]
4. Learn to love condoms. [Again, ignoring human dynamics. One of Robert A Heinlein's characters once dismissively characterized condoms as "making love without touching". And it is a bizarre idea. "I love you enough to want you inside me -- as long as we don't have any actual physical contact."]
And, my personal favorite:
5. Find “the one.”
Not "the one" as in "the one man you want to build a family with" but "the one" as in "the Pill you want to avoid a family via".
I'll close with this one:
6. Get smart.
How about getting smart enough to drop the hubris? The drive to reproduce is powerful -- one of the most powerful forces in the universe. And we think that we can throw pharmaceuticals at it and tame it.
HT: The Dawn Patrol