A new study finds that when young women start using hormonal contraceptives -- pills, patches, shots and rings -- they often stop using condoms. Plus, when women stop taking hormonal contraceptives later, they tend to not resume using condoms, putting themselves at risk for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Researchers from Stanford Medical School in the US analyzed data from nearly 1,200 sexually active women aged 15 to 24 visiting Planned Parenthood clinics and starting hormonal contraception. At the beginning of the study, 36 percent of the young women used condoms consistently. Condom use dropped to 27 percent three months later. Over the year, some women discontinued using hormonal contraception, with more than half not resuming using condoms after they stopped using hormone-based contraception.
The study was published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Source: NY Daily News
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Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has over 25 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, and has been on the HomeWord staff since 1998. He has served over the years as a pastor, author, youth ministry trainer, adjunct college instructor and speaker. Jim’s culture blog and parenting articles appear on HomeWord.com. Jim is a contributing author of culture and parenting articles to Crosswalk.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Olympia, WA.
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