More Teenagers Using Birth-Control Measures, Finds Survey

It has been revealed in a recent Government survey that the number of teenage girls using the rhythm method of birth control is elevating. It was stated in the survey released on Tuesday that teenagers also find having a child while they are unmarried as acceptable.

The survey was conducted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was also found that about 17% of sexually experienced teen girls accept using rhythm method, i. e. timing having sex in order to prevent pregnancy. The stats show an 11% increase in this activity than the data collected in 2002.

Also, 64% of teenage boys said that having child by an unmarried female is OK. This same question had 50% positive responses in 2002.

In case of females, about 70% said they had no problems having child before marriage. This number has slightly gone up from 65% in the 2002 survey.

Also, the survey stated that about 42% of "never-married teens" were involved in sex and 98% of them used birth control measures with condoms being the most common option.

The survey questioned 2,767 teenager participants in person.

According to Kimberly Spector, an adolescent-health educator in Los Angeles, the survey is positive in the sense of contraceptive use as it clearly shows teens are better informed about the "realities associated with sexual intercourse".