One in seven sexually-active Australians are not using contraception, new research shows.
As well as this (as if that’s not enough), a further 15 per cent are relying on ‘natural’ measures such as withdrawal or fertility tracking to avoid falling pregnant.
A recent study conducted by Monash University looked into the contraceptive habits of of 1,500 Australian men and women of reproductive age.
They found the use of condoms and oral contraception has declined since previous studies, with one in seven (15 per cent) of Australians saying they don’t use contraception at all and another 15 per cent saying they use ‘natural’ measures such as the ‘pull-out’ method or fertility-awareness tracking to prevent pregnancy.
Until now, the number of non-contraceptive-using Australians was below seven per cent, the university claims.