Women living in Copenhagen are twice as likely to have had more than 10 sexual partners than those living outside the capital, reports the Copenhagen Post online.

According to a study carried out by the Danish Cancer Society the results can be used for strategic planning with regard to the prevention of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.

The study also found, says the Post, that girls who leave school early are twice as likely to have sex at an earlier age than their peers and three times more likely not to use contraception.