Majority of Lithuanians Use No Contraceptive Devices -- Poll
June 29, 2005
Lithuania's Family Planning and Sexual Health Association commissioned a survey in April of 1,087 residents, ages 16-74, with different education levels, nationalities and incomes. Aimed at finding out how Lithuanian people protect themselves from unplanned pregnancy, how they select contraceptive devices, and attitudes toward modern contraception, the survey confirmed fears that the situation is serious. Only 27 percent of participants said they use contraceptive devices; 70.1 percent reported using none. The most commonly used contraceptives are condoms (18.5 percent) and birth-control pills (7.2 percent). The poll indicates that 60.9 percent of fertile women (ages 16-49) use no contraceptives, leading to an increase in unplanned pregnancies and abortions, said Esmeralda Kuliesyte, director of FPSHA.
Baltic News Service
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