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Fitness & Health

27th Jan 2016

Study finds that couples who use contraception tend to have a lot more sex


There are many benefits to having safe sex.

For starters, condoms play a pivotal role in maintaining good sexual health. And it also means you’re far less likely to end up changing nappies nine months later.

But according to researchers from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, people who use contraception also have more sex.

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The study surveyed over 200,000 women since 2005 and found that 90% of those who regularly use contraception had had sex within the last 30 days, compared to 72% of women who didn’t use contraception.

Other factors that influence sexual behaviour appeared to be age, education and family planning.

Women who were in their twenties, well-educated and looking to have a baby in the next two years were all more likely to have had sex in the previous month.