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The history of birth control

POSTED: 02:28 PM PDT Apr 09, 2013    UPDATED: 05:44 AM PDT Oct 29, 2013 

Pediatricians now support making condoms available to teens, marking another important moment in the history of birth control.

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Today, of the estimated 62 million American women of childbearing age, 28 percent prevent pregnancy by taking birth control pills, according to Planned Parenthood. Twenty-seven percent have had their tubes tied, 16 percent use condoms, 10 percent rely on their partner's vasectomy and 5.5 percent use an IUD.

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