HOUSTON, TX - Hey parents, finally some good news about your teens for a change. The Centers for Disease Control says there`s a significant drop in the number of teenagers having sex in the last decade. However, though numbers are down. Some teens are still sexually active.
The CDC also says one in five sexually-active teen girls are on the morning after pill, the emergency contraception used up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. That's compared to one in 12 just a decade ago. Of course, back then you needed a prescription.
Does the rise in morning after pill use, which is supposed to cut the chances of pregnancy by 90 percent, mean that teens are using plan b as an alternative to contraception? Our thoughts on that are germinating on that too.