Use of Morning-After Pill Soars Among Teens

Use of the morning-after pill has risen sharply among teenage girls over the last decade, as the teen pregnancy rate has steadily fallen.

Twenty-two percent of teenage girls took the morning-after pill in 2013, compared with 8 percent in 2002, according to a report on teen sex released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

There has been little change in how many sexually-active teens use birth control measures, with 79 percent of females and 84 percent of males using some method of contraception the first time they had intercourse.