Fewer Women Using Birth Control - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

01/04/05-Nacogdoches

Fewer Women Using Birth Control

The medical community is glad to see a decline in the number of teens having sex, but they are puzzled by why fewer women are using birth control.

Doctors are alarmed about the potential rise in unintended pregnancies.

Locally, doctors say they haven't seen that problem. With Nacogdoches being a college town, doctors say most students are smart enough to avoid unprotected sex.

Dr. Brian Glymph, an obstetrician, said, "We have a pretty significant amount of college students and they tend to be pretty well-educated with birth control. They understand the consequences of not using birth control."

Dr. Glymph says that the pill is still the number one form of birth control. The patch and shot are also very common.

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