Research Says Women Will Stay On Pill If They Have Longer Supply

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Women are also less likely to have an unplanned pregnancy when they have more pills.

Scientists all over the world are racing to come up with an option for male birth control. Based on new research regarding women and how often they take their birth control pills, we can see why that may not be such a bad idea. 7 Ways Male Birth Control Will Change Everything

According to Reuters, women are more likely to take their birth control pill when they have a longer supply available. For this study, 661 girls and women at a family planning clinic in New York City "received either three-month or seven-month supplies of birth control pills and six months later, 51 percent of the seven-month supply group were still taking the pills, compared to only 35 percent of the group that had fewer pills at a time." 

The study, which was published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, didn't examine pregnancy, but earlier this year another study found that women were less likely to have an unplanned pregnancy when they had a longer supply of pills. Out of every 1,000 women who participated, 30 who had one to three-month supplies were pregnant within a year, versus only 10 who had a whole year's supply. 

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