TITLE

Contraceptive use needs improvement

PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
New Zealand Doctor;7/1/2009, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the need to improve the use of contraceptives in New Zealand. According to the 2008 report of the Abortion Supervisory Committee, 40 percent of New Zealand women presenting for abortion have been using condoms or an oral contraceptive pill. Studies also show the potential of intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants to decrease unintended pregnancy and abortion. Another method used by women is diaphragm, which gives a 6 percent failure rate. Also stressed is the need to discuss contraceptive efficacy among young women.
ACCESSION #
43350096

 

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