New research out of Washington University has found that giving women free birth control does not increase risky sexual behavior.
The analysis included 7,751 St. Louis-area women between the ages of 14 and 45.
It was part of an even larger effort called the Contraceptive CHOICE Project, whose goal is to promote the use of long-term contraceptive methods like intrauterine devices (IUDs) or implants.
Updated 10:52 a.m., 11:33 a.m., 11:53 a.m., 12:11 p.m., and 4 p.m. May be updated further.
Virginia Johnson, one half of the famed Masters and Johnson research team on human sexual behavior, has died at the age of 88, her son Scott tells St. Louis Public Radio.
Johnson was a resident of The Altenheim senior living community in St. Louis. The facility has also confirmed her death.
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