Teva Women’s Health, Inc. and Kinsey Institute at Indiana University Survey Reveals U.S. College Students Need to Study Up on Emergency Contraception

Survey Uncovers Disconnect Between Students’ Contraception Use,
Perceived Risk of Unintended Pregnancy and Knowledge about
Over-the-Counter Emergency Contraception

FRAZER, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Teva Women’s Health, Inc., the maker of Plan B One-Step®
(levonorgestrel) 1.5 mg tablet, announced today results of the
first-ever “EC IQ” survey of 3,600 female and male undergraduate and
graduate students in the United States. The Teva-sponsored survey was
developed and conducted by research scientists at the Kinsey Institute,
Indiana University, an institution focused on sexuality, gender and
reproduction research. The survey assessed students’ contraception use
and attitudes about unintended pregnancy, and revealed what demographic
and lifestyle factors may contribute to their level of knowledge about
over-the-counter (OTC) emergency contraception (EC), or their “EC IQ.”

The survey revealed 64 percent of 2,638 sexually active college students
surveyed are using contraception inconsistently, yet only 15 percent of
students sampled believe they are at high risk of an unintended
pregnancy. This disconnect between contraception use and perceived risk
is particularly noteworthy, given prior research shows 45 percent of all
pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended (unwanted or mistimed) and 41
percent of those pregnancies are due to inconsistent use of
contraception. In the survey, 69 percent of students revealed an
unintended pregnancy would be highly disruptive to their lives, though
many did not know some of the most basic facts about OTC EC, which helps
prevent pregnancy when used as directed after unprotected sex or birth
control failure. OTC EC should not be used as regular birth control
because it is not as effective.

“With the unintended pregnancy rate in the U.S. remaining high and
college students reporting having sex without consistent, regular
contraception use, it’s important they know how OTC EC works and where
to get it if they need it,” said Dr. Justin Garcia, lead researcher for
the survey and renowned expert in sexual health at the Kinsey Institute,
Indiana University. “These survey findings clearly illustrate the need
for more open and honest discussion about reproductive health,
contraception, and OTC EC.”

In the survey, EC IQ was assessed by asking 3,600 respondents a series
of 12 questions on OTC EC, including what is required to purchase it in
the U.S., how it works, what it is and what it is not. The survey
revealed many were not well informed about OTC EC, specifically:

  • 62 percent of students falsely believed there was an age restriction
    to purchase OTC EC.
  • 53 percent were unaware an I.D. is not necessary to purchase OTC EC.
    In fact, OTC EC has been available in the U.S. without an age
    restriction or I.D. requirement since 2013.
  • 57 percent of students were not aware OTC EC should be taken up to 72
    hours (three days) following unprotected sex or birth control failure.
    The sooner it’s taken, the better it works.

After evaluating what students know about OTC EC, the survey assessed a
range of lifestyle and demographic factors to investigate what may
contribute to a lower or higher EC IQ. On average, the survey found
students with a higher EC IQ include: women, students who think about
sex often, students in committed dating relationships, students who
attend private colleges, and students who identify as night owls.
Conversely, students with a lower EC IQ include: men, students who have
had more sexual partners in the last year, students who frequently use
dating apps, students who attend single-sex colleges, and students who
play varsity sports.

“At Teva Women’s Health, we are committed to educating women, and men,
including college students, about their contraception options so they
feel empowered to make informed decisions about their reproductive
health,” said Deb Macaleer, Vice President and General Manager of Teva
Women’s Health. “Working with a leading institution like the Kinsey
Institute to uncover what college students know about OTC EC is a
significant step in addressing education gaps to provide students with
accurate information.”

About Plan B One-Step®

Plan B One-Step® (levonorgestrel) 1.5 mg tablet is a
progestin-only emergency contraceptive that helps prevent pregnancy when
taken within 72 hours (3 days) after birth control failure or
unprotected sex. The sooner it’s taken, the better it works. Plan B
One-Step® works mainly by stopping the release of an egg from
the ovary. It is possible that Plan B One-Step® may
also work by preventing fertilization of an egg (the uniting of sperm
with the egg) or by preventing attachment (implantation) to the uterus
(womb). When used as directed, about 7 out of every 8 women who would
have gotten pregnant will not become pregnant after taking
Plan B One-Step®. Plan B One-Step® is
not an abortion pill; it will not work if a woman is already pregnant
and will not affect an existing pregnancy. Plan B One-Step®
is a back-up method of preventing pregnancy, and should not be used as
regular birth control because it is not as effective. Side effects may
include menstrual changes, nausea, lower stomach (abdominal) pain,
tiredness, headache, dizziness, breast pain, and vomiting. Plan B
One-Step® does not protect a woman against HIV/AIDS or
sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). For additional information, visit www.PlanBOneStep.com
or call the Plan B One-Step® Information Center at
800-330-1271.

About Teva

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is a leading global pharmaceutical
company that delivers high-quality, patient-centric healthcare solutions
used by millions of patients every day. Headquartered in Israel, Teva is
the world’s largest generic medicines producer, leveraging its portfolio
of more than 1,800 molecules to produce a wide range of generic products
in nearly every therapeutic area. In specialty medicines, Teva has a
world-leading position in innovative treatments for disorders of the
central nervous system, including pain, as well as a strong portfolio of
respiratory products. Teva integrates its generics and specialty
capabilities in its global research and development division to create
new ways of addressing unmet patient needs by combining drug development
capabilities with devices, services and technologies. Teva’s net
revenues in 2015 were $19.7 billion. For more information, visit www.tevapharm.com.

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Teva Women’s Health, Inc.
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Denise
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