Use of the morning after pill rises

By Deana DeLisio,

The number of women taking the morning after pill has doubled in the past decade.

In 2002, only four percent of women were taking the emergency contraceptive pill. Now, according to a report released Thursday by the Center for Disease Control, 11 percent of women have taken the pill states newschannel10.

Most women taking the morning after pill tend to be younger.

“I think those that are in high school, and in college tend to kind of just take things as they happen, and so they’re not planning ahead as much. I think that’s why Plan B has been used more because it allows people to deal with the issue without really having to plan ahead or think about it ahead of time,” stated Dr. Brian Eades.

As far as regular birth control, reports the National Center for Health Statistics, 82 percent of women say they have used birth control pills, as stated in Todayhealth.

The Obama administration now requires health care providers to issue birth control care for free, even without a co-pay.

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