HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
One-off lesson improves teenagers' knowledge of emergency contraception

A single lesson on emergency contraception, given by a trained teacher, improves teenagers knowledge of the correct time limits for using emergency contraception, finds a study in this weeks BMJ.

Researchers recruited 1,974 boys and 1,820 girls in year 10 (14-15 years old) from 24 mixed sex, state secondary schools in south west England.

Trained teachers gave pupils in 12 schools a single lesson on emergency contraception (intervention group). The pupils were actively involved during the lesson. Pupils in the other 12 schools did not receive the lesson until after the study (control group).

At six months, the proportion of pupils knowing the correct time limits for hormonal emergency contraception (72 hours) and for using the uterine device as emergency contraception (five days) was significantly higher in the intervention group than in the control group.

The lesson did not increase pupils sexual activity or use of emergency contraception. This is important, given the ongoing debate on the effects of sex education and the argument that promoting the use of contraception encourages sexual activity, say the authors.

The change in the pupils knowledge may not translate to a change in behaviour, as so many other factors undoubtedly play a role. However, educating teenagers on the time limits for use of emergency contraception after unprotected sex is more likely to have an impact on behaviour than, say, encouragement to use a condom, they conclude.


'"/>

Contact: Emma Wilkinson
ewilkinson@bmj.com
44-207-383-6529
BMJ-British Medical Journal
16-May-2002


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Study examines lessons learned at Africas first public antiretroviral treatment clinic
2. Special JAMA commentary on lessons learned from troubles with COX-2 inhibitors
3. Assessing the season: LSU hurricane experts learned lessons during Hurricane Season 2004
4. School PE lessons dont reflect kids activity levels
5. Elementary schools need a lesson in bathroom breaks
6. Few lessons are learnt from NHS inquiries
7. 9/11 has important lessons for mental health workers
8. Failures following HIV post-exposure prevention provide valuable lessons for warding off future infections
9. Hormonal treatment improves survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients
10. Growth hormone treatment improves symptoms of metabolic disorder in postmenopausal women
11. New substance that improves the photodetection of bladder cancer gains market approval

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/16/2018)... TORONTO (PRWEB) , ... October 16, 2018 , ... dicentra ... Cannabis Edibles HACCP Certification Program . Canada will become the first G7 country ... 2019, the government of Canada also plans to formally legalize the production and use ...
(Date:10/16/2018)... ... October 16, 2018 , ... AutismOne, the nation’s largest and ... the 4th Annual International HPV Vaccine Education Symposium. , Presenters from countries around ... through Friday, May 24, 2019, with a keynote address from Robert F. Kennedy, ...
(Date:10/13/2018)... ... ... This World Food Day – Tuesday, October 16 – Rise Against Hunger ... by breaking a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title with volunteers around the globe. The organization ... international locations together to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Most people ...
(Date:10/11/2018)... ... 2018 , ... Four weeks before the November 2018 election, ... Department of Homeland Security deputy assistant secretary Paul Rosenzweig in a new online ... , Pointing to the ability of Russian hackers to gain access to 75,000 ...
(Date:10/6/2018)... ... 06, 2018 , ... Jose Rodriguez- Feliz M.D is a ... Beauty, well known for their exclusivity, and luxurious lifestyle publication is privileged to ... addition to the Haute Living network. , Haute Beauty consists of a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2018)... ... October 11, 2018 , ... In the last four months it has also ... and allowance of six more in USA, China and Japan from three other patent ... safety and security products. , The patents assigned from QinetiQ include US 7113092, titled ...
(Date:10/7/2018)... , ... October 07, 2018 , ... No one likes to think about an emergency, ... can be disruptive to a family. The local ServPro professional, a trusted leader in the ... shocks of an emergency. , No time is a good time for an emergency, ...
(Date:10/6/2018)... , ... October 06, 2018 , ... The global wellness ... 2015 to $4.2 trillion in 2017, according to an in-depth research report, the ... (GWI). This all-new data on the ten markets that comprise the global wellness economy ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: