Many teens use birth control pills for noncontraceptive reasons

11/17/2011 | Florida Independent, The · MSNBC

Data from the 2006-2008 National Survey of Family Growth involving 7,356 women revealed that 82% of teens ages 15 to 19 use birth control pills for reasons other than pregnancy prevention and 33% solely for noncontraceptive purposes. Researchers from the Guttmacher Institute found that the most common noncontraceptive reason for using the pill among teens and women was reducing menstrual pain, followed by menstrual regulation and acne treatment.

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