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Use of Morning-After Pill on Rise Among U.S. Teens

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    Use of Morning-After Pill on Rise Among U.S. Teens
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    Morning After Pill.

    More than one in five sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The findings, which likely reflect the ease in which teens can buy the emergency contraceptive, show that usage of the morning-after pill rose steadily from a decade ago when it was one in 12.

    Morning-after pills can cut chances of pregnancy by almost 90 percent if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex.