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Too Much Information? Birth Control Choices Abound

The Associated Press,  Dec 12, 2011

Worried about birth control in light of headlines about side effects from Yaz and the patch? Women have a lot of options that are safe and effective, including some that are even more reliable. Yet almost half of U.S. pregnancies are unintended — and experts say confusion and uncertainty despite all the options is a big reason. In a recent survey, the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy found 42 percent of unmarried 18- to 29-year-olds said they knew little about birth control pills, and two-thirds knew little about even more effective long-lasting contraceptives. A third said they believe there's a good contraceptive for their personal needs, but they don't know which one.

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