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PILL IS 20 TIMES LESS EFFECTIVE THAN IMPLANTS
Women taking the pill are 20 times more likely to become pregnant accidentally than those with an implant or coil, reports The Daily Telegraph (p10), citing research that found less popular and longer-term options are more effective than the pill, taken by around 3.5 million women in Britain.
The article is based on a New England Journal of Medicine study of 7,500 women aged between 14 and 45. In three years, there were 334 pregnancies, 156 of which were unintended. Of those using the pill, patch or ring, 133 or 4.5% had contraceptive failure, compared with 21 or 0.27% using coils or implants.
The Wall Street Journal also covers the story (p9) taking a very similar angle, as does The Guardian (p18).