Only 10pc of women talk to doctor about sex

24th October 2006, Comments 0 comments

24 October 2006, MADRID — Three out of ten women in Spain did not use contraceptives during their first sexual experience, according a survey published on Tuesday.

24 October 2006

MADRID — Three out of ten women in Spain did not use contraceptives during their first sexual experience, according a survey published on Tuesday.

And only ten percent consulted a doctor about contraceptives before having sex, the survey found.

The survey was by the Daphne group on the attitudes of European women to contraception.

The figure for Spain is the European average in terms women and the use of contraception.

German women head the list with 41 percent saying they did not use condoms or took the Pill, followed by France  (34pc) Austria (30pc), Britain (25pc) and Italy at 19pc.

The survey was carried out among 11,490 women aged between 15 and 49 in 14 countries.

Generally, 70 percent of Spanish women said the Pill was their first choice as a method of contraception.

Dr Isabel Serrano, gynaecologist and spokeswoman for the Spanish Family Planning Federation, said a worrying trend was only 10 percent of women saw a doctor before having sex for the first time.

She said in some parts of Spain, family planning centres had disappeared altogether.

Serrano said in the past ten years, the average age for Spaniards to have sex for the first time - 17 or 18 - had not changed.

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Subject: Spanish news

 

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