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Kelly Osbourne and International Health Groups Call for Improved Education on Choices and Usage of Contraception
Date:9/25/2008

LONDON, September 26 /PRNewswire/ --

- World Contraception Day 2008 Highlights Scale and Impact of Unplanned Pregnancy

Today, international sexual and reproductive health experts and successful recording artist and media personality Kelly Osbourne, call for more action to address the burgeoning problem of unplanned pregnancies and the subsequent level of abortions worldwide. Both result from lack of, and inaccurate use of, contraception, and lead to significant personal crisis and societal burden. The campaign is supported by Bayer Schering Pharma. On the 40th anniversary year of the United Nations declaring contraception and family planning a basic human right, World Contraception Day highlights the impact of unplanned pregnancy to help educate young people on making informed choices about contraception and prevent unwanted pregnancies.

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Successful recording artist and media personality Kelly Osbourne supports World Contraception Day: "This campaign is important because it empowers young people to make informed choices about contraception. Today, young women face many pressures and challenges when dealing with relationships and sex, but my message is simple when it comes to contraception: it's your life, it's your body and it's your choice. Having a baby is one of the biggest things in your life. Talk to your partner and your doctor, and make your decision on the best contraception and protection for you."

Unplanned pregnancies in Europe have now reached over 9 million per year,(1) with 90% of these in Eastern Europe and 64% in Western Europe resulting in abortion.(1,2) Behaviour amongst European women and men indicates ambivalence towards the use of contraception and the implications of not using it. Indeed, a recent survey revealed that very few Europeans when in a new relationship p
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