16 worst birth control mistakes

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    When it comes to birth control, many people want to just set it and forget it. It's there, it does its job, who wants to think about it, right?

    But bungling birth control is all too common. In fact, half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended. Yikes.

    To make sure you can count on your contraceptive, here are the potential pitfalls from our friends at Health.com...