USA: Teenage girls using better birth control-AP
May 5, 2012
[FACT comments: This is good news for the US which has the world’s highest teenage pregnancy rates followed by Thailand in second place. In both countries, teenage pregnancies are the result of SEX a failure of education. No sex ed from primary school; neutered sex ed in later grades, if at all; fundamentalist prudery and unrealistic expectations of virginity; difficulty in access to doctors and clinics for both advice and birth control; and, in Thailand, not only making abortions illegal but also the RU-486 morning after pill and blocking online pharmacies where it can be ordered.]
Georgia: Study Finds Teenage Girls Are Using Better Birth Control
Associated Press: May 3, 2012
More teenage girls now use the best kinds of birth control, a new government study says. About 60 percent of teenage girls who have sex use the most effective kinds of contraception, including the pill and the patch. That is an increase from the mid-90s, when less than half were using such kinds of contraception, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found in a study released Thursday. The study is based on a national survey of 2,300 girls ages 15 to 19, conducted between 2006 and 2010. The trend toward better contraception is helping to drive down the teenage birthrate, health officials said. Crystal Tyler, a C.D.C. epidemiologist who was a writer of the new report, said that doctors seemed to be increasingly comfortable prescribing hormonal birth control methods to teenagers.