Survey reveals fall in regular use of contraception

The number of people who regularly use contraception has fallen, according to a new survey from the Health Service Executive's Crisis Pregnancy Programme.

The survey shows that 78% of adults used protection on a consistent basis last year.

That is down from 83% usage in the last similar study in 2003.

The agency's report also found an increase in the number of crisis pregnancies in 2010 - up from the 28% to 36%.


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