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.

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