Saturday, September 15, 2012

40% of Women Use No Birth Control, Feminists Find

A group of highly-educated women, along with birth control businesses, are perturbed that American women are not being provided with, and encouraged to use, a variety of contraceptive products and procedures. Seemingly miffed by biological science, they report that nearly half of all women surveyed said they'd had "accidental" pregnancies.
“Many women just don’t fully understand their risk for getting pregnant.”
-- Jennifer Wider, MD, medical advisor for the Society for Women's Health Research
For background, read To Cut Costs, Lower Birth Rate, Says White House and also read Sex on the Rise, Procreation in Decline as well as Childless Women: White and More Educated

-- From "2 in 5 women don't use birth control" by WebMD Medical News 9/14/12

The new Contraception in America survey polled 1,000 women aged 18 to 49 and 201 doctors about their contraceptive knowledge and preferences. Taken together, the polls provide a snapshot of contraceptive use in the U.S. The survey was sponsored by Teva Women's Heath, which manufactures several types of contraceptives.

“This survey tells us that a tremendous amount of basic contraceptive education is still needed for women of all ages and their doctors,” says women's health expert Dominica Moore, MD. She is president of Sapphire Women's Health Group in Far Hills, N.J, and a board member of the Society for Women's Health Research.

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From "It's Complicated: Facts About Contraception" by Jennifer Wider, MD, Contributing Writer, Society for Women's Health Research 9/12/12

“While contraception is widely available, women don't access clinics or health care providers,” said Rebecca Brightman, MD, a clinical instructor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. “Women who are uninsured frequently don't seek the attention of a health care provider until it is too late.”

. . . the survey also revealed that women underestimate their risk of pregnancy. Among the sexually active women surveyed, many reported they are not trying to get pregnant, and a majority perceive that they are at “low or no risk” for accidental pregnancy.

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Also read Abstinence Education Effective, Fed Study Shows as well as Abstinent Teens the Norm, Moral Sex-Ed Works: Study