The condom

has replaced the pill as the most common contraceptive in Germany. According to a study by the Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA), more than half of those surveyed (53 percent) said they used condoms for contraception. Only 38 percent mentioned the pill. In 2007, the ratio was almost the opposite: at that time, 55 percent used the pill and only 36 percent used condoms.

According to the study, negative attitudes towards hormonal contraception are increasing. 61 percent of women and men agree that contraception with hormones has “negative effects on the body and soul.” In 2018, 48 percent agreed.

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