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Report: More women using morning after pill

Posted at: 02/14/2013 6:25 AM

More women are using emergency contraception according to a first of its kind report.

The report from the Center for Disease Control shows that one in nine women ages 15 to 44 say they have taken the pill at least once. That's up from four-percent since 2002.

Half of the women surveyed say they took the morning after pill because they had unprotected sex.

The CDC says it's much easier to get a hold of than before. A prescription is still required for those younger than 17.