Thursday, August 30, 2007
NYC teens lag in birth control pill use
Via AP/New York Newsday:
Teenagers in the city are about as sexually active as youths elsewhere in the country but are less likely to use birth control pills, a new study says.
A survey released Wednesday by the city's health department found that 8 percent of the city's sexually active teens reported that they or their partners were on the pill, compared to 18 percent nationwide.
About 1 in 5 sexually active girls said they used no birth control the last time they had sex, versus about 1 in 7 nationwide.