Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Use Of Morning After Pill Rising In U.S.

ATLANTA (UPI) — U.S. emergency contraception, the morning after pill, rose from 4 percent in 2002 to 11 percent from 2006-10 among women sexually active women, researchers say.

Kimberly Daniels, Jo Jones and Joyce Abma — researchers at the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — found 59 percent of the women who had ever used emergency contraception had done so once, while 24 percent said they had used it twice.

The National Survey of Family Growth found about a quarter of young adult women ages 20-24 were most likely to have ever used emergency contraception, while 1-in-5 never-married women said they had used it, 1-in-7 cohabiting women said they used it and 1-in-20 currently or formerly married women said they had used emergency contraception.

About half of the women reported using emergency contraception because of fear of contraceptive failure and about half reported using it because they had unprotected sex, the researchers said.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration first approved emergency contraceptive pills in 1998. Today there are at least four brands of emergency contraceptive pills, and most are available over-the-counter for women ages 17 and older, the report said.

Although insertion of a copper intrauterine device can be used for emergency contraception, the report focused only on emergency contraceptive pills.

The researchers noted not all women had access to emergency contraception during the earlier portion of their reproductive years.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Use Of Morning After Pill Rising In U.S.”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    ABORTION IS ABORTION – NO MATTER THE FORM. PREVENTING CONCEPTION DOES NOT SWEETEN THE EVIL.

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.