Majority Of Young Men Don’t Know About Emergency Contraception, Study Finds

(By – Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News)

Less than half of young men have heard of emergency contraception, a recent studyfound, even though it’s available over the counter at drug stores and is effective at preventing pregnancy after sex.

The study, published in the March Journal of Adolescent Health, analyzed survey responses by 93 men between the ages of 13 and 24 who visited the adolescent medicine clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora for a physical exam, illness or injury between August and October 2014. Most had been sexually active. The computerized survey asked patients about their knowledge of contraceptives, and whether they had talked about birth control with their partners or health care providers. Read more…

 

Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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