May 8, 2012
Sexually Active Teen Girls More Likely to Use Contraception
The proportion of teenage girls having sex has decreased
while the use of contraception has increased, according to the Morbidity and
Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) and reported by HealthDay News. Researchers at the CDC found that the
percentage of girls ages 15 to 19 saying they have never had vaginal
intercourse rose from 49 percent in 1995 to 57 percent from 2006 to 2010.
Researchers also found that girls who were sexually active became more likely
to use effective contraception: About 60 percent reported using intrauterine
devices or hormonal methods with or without a condom, an increase from 47
percent in 1995.
To read the HealthDay News article, click here.
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