Cougars Beware of Unplanned Pregnancies!

Women over 35 are reminded that they too can fall prey to "surprises.”

Cougars Beware of Unplanned Pregnancies!

Women over 35 are reminded that they too can fall prey to “surprises.”

-April Daniels Hussar

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The Family Planning Association (FPA) of Great Britain is issuing a warning to women over 35 … beware! Just because you’re old enough to be a cougar doesn’t mean you can’t get knocked up. The agency is linking the high rate of unplanned and unwanted pregnancies in women over 35 to the widespread belief that older = less fertile.

Chief executive of the FPA Julie Bentley said: “Whilst the message about fertility declining with age is an important one, it is often overplayed … It sends an inaccurate message to women and society that only the young fall pregnant and is leading older women to believe their fertility has gone long before it actually has.”

The campaign, named “Conceivable?” aims to remind women they need to protect themselves, lest they go from Cougar to MILF. “Our helpline receives calls from such women, shocked this has happened to them,” Bentley tells the BBC. “They thought their age would protect them from becoming pregnant.” (Newser, BBC)

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