Comparing effectiveness of birth cont...

Comparing effectiveness of birth control methods

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Timmy Two Shoes

Delton, MI

#1 Dec 19, 2012
A little info for Michigan youth
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topic...
Timmy Two Shoes

Delton, MI

#2 Dec 19, 2012
United States of America
The United States rate of unintended pregnancies is higher than the world average, and much higher than that in other industrialized nations.[34] Almost half (49%) of U.S. pregnancies are unintended, more than 3 million unintended pregnancies per year

Costs and potential savings
The public cost of unintended pregnancy is estimated to be about 11 billion dollars per year in short term medical costs.[13] This includes costs of births, one year of infant medical care and costs of fetal loss.[13] Preventing unintended pregnancy would save the public over 5 billion dollars per year in short term medical costs.[13] Savings in long term costs and in other areas would be much larger.[13] By another estimate, the direct medical costs of unintended pregnancies, not including infant medical care, was $5 billion in 2002.[44]
[edit]Teens

Of the 800,000 teen pregnancies per year,[45] over 80% were unintended in 2001.[2] One-third of teen pregnancies result in abortion.[45] In 2002, about 9% of women at risk for unintended pregnancy were teenagers,[32] but about 20% of the unintended pregnancies in the United States are to teenagers.[46] A somewhat larger proportion of unintended births are reported as mistimed, rather than unwanted, for teens compared to women in general (79% mistimed for teens vs. 69% among all women in 1998).[47]
[edit]Prevention
In the US it is estimated that 52% of unintended pregnancies result from couples not using contraception in the month the woman got pregnant, and 43% result from inconsistent or incorrect contraceptive use; only 5% result from contraceptive failure, according to a report from the Guttmacher Institute.[2] Contraceptive use saved an estimated $19 billion in direct medical costs from unintended pregnancies in 2002.[44]
disco stu

Holland, MI

#3 Dec 19, 2012
the key is education.
bonds77

Holland, MI

#4 Dec 19, 2012
There's always that method of birth control you forgot about- the one where a woman chooses to become pregnant or not because of rape.
Zianian LLC

Penfield, NY

#5 Dec 20, 2012
I agree with the Stu.
As long as it isn't that abstinence only education.
We know that don't work.

“Life's not fair”

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#6 Dec 20, 2012
Zianian LLC wrote:
I agree with the Stu.
As long as it isn't that abstinence only education.
We know that don't work.
Abstinence works EVERY time its used.... unlike other forms of birth control.
Its a science thingy (biology to be exact)...
Timmy Two Shoes

Delton, MI

#7 Dec 20, 2012
bdwg wrote:
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Abstinence works EVERY time its used.... unlike other forms of birth control.
Its a science thingy (biology to be exact)...
You are absolutely correct, however, we do got a lot of pregnant teens in this country.

“Life's not fair”

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#8 Dec 20, 2012
Well then they tried the WRONG kind of birth control, eh?
Ian

Clarksburg, WV

#9 Feb 6, 2016
bdwg wrote:
Abstinence works EVERY time its used.... unlike other forms of birth control.
Its a science thingy (biology to be exact)...
See that?

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