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More Teens Using Rhythm Method For Birth Control

ATLANTA (AP) - A new national survey found that a growing number of teens say they use the rhythm method for birth control, and more teens also think it's OK for an unmarried female to have a baby.

Experts say those findings may help explain why there hasn't been a drop in teen births in recent years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday released results from a sex survey of about 2,800 U.S. teens.

Teens' use of birth control changed little since a similar survey in 2002. But there were exceptions, 17 percent of teens say they had used the rhythm method, up from 11 percent.

Also, the percentage of teen boys supporting unmarried motherhood rose dramatically.

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