Friday, February 15, 2013
Morning_After Pill Use Is On The Rise Among Young Women In The USA
A new study says use of the morning-after pill is on the rise in the USA, especially among the younger women. Interstingly, teen lingerie sales are way up as well. A major government study has found that 11 percent of sexually active women recently used morning after pill, up just from four percent in 2002. One in four women aging 20-24 used the drug, compared with one in nine overall. Among 12,000 females surveyed and aged 14-44 from 2006-2010. The research showed that more white and educated women used the drug the most, usually because of worries that their other methods of birth control failed. Meanwhile, African-American and Hispanic were more likely than whites to report using the drug after unprotected sex. Overall, about one women in five surveyed who had never been marrierd had taken morning after pill, cpmpared with just one in 20 married women. Of the women who had usd the pill, 59 percent said they hasd done only once, 24 % said twice, and 17 percent said three or more times. Emergecy contraception has been available on prescription in the USA, since 1999, before regulators approved over-the- counter sales of it in 2006. While the women using the regular birth control has remained steady, the use of patches, intraurine devices and injections has grown.