The proportion of teenage girls having sex has decreasedwhile the use of contraception has increased, according to the Morbidity andMortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) and reported by HealthDay News. Researchers at the CDC found that thepercentage of girls ages 15 to 19 saying they have never had vaginalintercourse rose from 49 percent in 1995 to 57 percent from 2006 to 2010.Researchers also found that girls who were sexually active became more likelyto use effective contraception: About 60 percent reported using intrauterinedevices or hormonal methods with or without a condom, an increase from 47percent in 1995.  

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