A new Scandinavian study reveals that every second young woman between the age of 18 and 30 has taken a morning-after pill following sex.
The study, compiled by UserNeeds on the behalf of Bayer Healthcare, showed that 46 percent of young Danish women have taken a morning-after pill and that sales have doubled over the past decade.
The health authorities, Sundhedsstyrelsen, said that the increase itself isn’t a problem, but morning-after pills are far from being as effective
”Generally, one can say that morning-after pills are an emergency measure,” Jens Heisterberg, a doctor for Sundhedsstyrelsen, told Metroxpress newspaper.
And has it lowered the abortion numbers in Denmark?
Year Number of Abortions 2001 15315 2002 14991 2003 15622 2004 15231 2005 15295 2006 15227 2007 16072 2008 16777 2009 16657 2010 16103 2011 16362
So sales have doubled, but the abortion numbers are basically the same.
Proving once again that contraception does not lower abortion rates.
And this is an interesting tidbit:
The figures don’t surprise gynaecologist Christine Felding, who adds that more young women than before are getting abortions and that parents need to take more responsibility.
“Young girls are losing their virginity earlier and earlier and therefore need advice from someone they care about, but unfortunately, parents often turn a blind eye,” Felding said.
Felding contends that a lack of parental guidance leads to young women automatically choosing the birth control pill, even though they would be better served with a form of long-term contraception, like a hormone spiral.
Remember when being responsible meant going on the Pill?
The Pill was supposed to solve the abortion problem. All these girls going on the Pill, but we figured out, hey it doesn't lower the abortion rate, it just makes it worse.
This news story is over a month old, but I came across it when I read this headline:
Council handing out contraceptives to curb number of young mothers and abortions
Because all that contraception has done so much good.