Binge Drinking, Casual Sex, Abortion on the Rise in Britain

RedTracker| British researchers examined the alcohol consumption and sexual activity of almost 25,000 individuals aged 16 to 44 over a ten-year period. The study concluded that women who drank in excess — more than 14 units a week — were 1.8 times more likely to have taken emergency contraception at least once over the past year.

The same alcohol-consuming group was 1.4 times likelier to have had at least one abortion in the last 18 months. The number of young women who say alcohol is responsible for losing their virginity has risen from 2.4 percent in the 1940s to 6.4 percent today.

In 1969, there were 5.3 terminated pregnancies per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44 in Britain. In 2008, the rate was 18.3 per 1,000 women. Read more about the study at Daily Mail.