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Even more than 50 years after the first contraceptives were approved, the contraceptive pill is still the most commonly used contraceptive in Western industrial nations. In Europe, about four out of ten women between the ages of 15 and 45 use one or the other form of the pill. This contraceptive is used particularly frequently by young women under the age of 30.
Dr. Sekina Bello with Pathfinder International Nigeria (NGO) has suggested women use female condoms to help prevent the spread of STDs and family planning. According to Bello, the female condom is the only option women have in family planning and STD protection.
The CDC reports of STDs have increased for four straight years, hitting a new record high. However, Northwestern has yet to change how it approaches sexually transmitted diseases for its students’ health.
There are already many sexually transmitted diseases to be concerned with, and now, there is one more to be worried about. Mycoplasma genitalium, which health officials worry could become the net superbug if the British Sexual Health Organization’s guidelines are not stringently followed.