27 Sep '11, 1am

Youth here still lack awareness of contraception: The Asia-Pacific poll found a surprising number of youth who b...

By Gwendolyn Ng my paper Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011 One in four young adults here still clings to myths about preventing pregnancy, according to a survey released yesterday in conjunction with World Contraception Day. The Asia-Pacific poll found a surprising number of youth who believe that bathing after sex - or even using Coca-cola to rinse the vagina after sexual intercourse - can prevent pregnancies. RELATED STORIES Perceptions on contraception More youngsters having unsafe sex: Global study 8 in 10 young Singaporeans have unprotected sex with new partners Young people having more unprotected sex: Study Worries over excess use of 'emergency' contraceptive pills The survey also found that Singaporeans are more ignorant about contraception than their peers in countries like China, Indonesia, Thailand and South Korea. The poll, conducted online in July and sponsored by pharmac...

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