By Andy Merrett
Nov 15, 2005
Morning-after pill not just for one-night stands
The perception that the “morning-after” pill is only taken by women who have had unprotected sex in a casual relationship have been challenged by a study carried out in Australia.
Though the sample size of just 32 women, aged between 18 and 45, is small, it showed that 26 of them (over three-quarters) were in a committed relationship.
“What I’ve learnt from my study is that women are making really well-thought through decisions about their contraception,” Dr Keogh [University of Melbourne's Key Centre for Women's Health in Society] said.
“This isn’t something they take lightly and termination is something that nearly all of them raised as something they just wouldn’t ever want to do.
“I think we need to trust women to make the right decisions about contraception for themselves.
“They’re living in their bodies and they know what’s best for their bodies.”
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