UK Study - Morning After Pill Linked to Increased STD’s


Professors David Paton and Sourafel Girma used local health authority data to study the impact of the Government-backed program that offers emergency birth control at pharmacies without a prescription have had on conception rates and the diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases among teenage girl eighteen and under.

The Results

What they found was an increase in sexually transmitted diseases in teenagers was up by twelve percent in the sixteen and under age group. No specific percentage was given for the entire group of teenage girls eighteen and under. However, they also noted an increase in pregnancy as well as the sexually transmitted diseases. One would wonder if the increase in sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy is a result of the morning after pill’s availability this gives teenagers the idea that it is okay to have unprotected sex because they can just go get the morning after pill for free and no worries. Except teenagers often believe they are immune to pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases and are not responsible enough to prevent them by using a condom.


The percentages show above is only documented reports who knows how many undocumented cases of sexually transmitted diseases and teenage pregnancies have been left out of the statistics. It seems the free morning after pill has had some negative consequences.



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