TWO-THIRDS of all pregnant women seeking abortions in one Australian state are doing so because their contraception methods failed.
This article by the daily telegraph is about how faulty contraception has become the main reason for abortions among Australian women. This article highlights the fact that generally women are classed irresponsible with contraception by the media but infact this could be mainly because of the faulty contraceptives.
According to a study by Flinders University 36 percent of women who became pregnant were using barrier methods, 28 percent were using hormone methods and 3 percent were using family planning but unfortunately all these methods led to pregnancy for the 70 percent of women between 1996 to 2006, who presented for abortion.
Furthermore according to the authors of the study at Flinders there has been a significant increase in the number of women aged 30-50 years having abortions but there weren't changes in the trends of women aged 19 or under or aged 20-29 getting abortions.
This article relates to the failure rates of contraception and also options in pregnancy which is being studied currently in PDHPE class. This article is useful for teenagers is it reinforces the truth that contraceptives aren't 100% successful and have a chance of not working so unless they're prepared for the consequences perhaps abstinence is the best option until both the male and the female are in terms about their relationship and both are certain about having sexual intercourse.