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Wider Use Among Young Women Drives Higher Use Of ‘Morning-After’ Pill

Growth in use among 20-somethings has doubled the use of the "morning-after" contraceptive pill in recent years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

The New York Times: Use Of Morning-After Pill Is Rising, Report Says
The use of morning-after pills by American women has more than doubled in recent years, driven largely by rising rates of use among women in their early 20s, according to new federal data released Thursday (Tavernise, 2/14).

Reuters: More U.S. Women Using The "Morning-After" Pill: Report
More U.S. women are taking the "morning-after" pill, but generally just once, according to the government's first report on how the emergency contraception drug has been used since regulators eased access to it in 2006. About 11 percent of sexually active women, or 5.8 million, used the pill between 2006 and 2010, compared to about 4 percent in 2002, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in its report released on Thursday (Heavey, 2/14).

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