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Almost Two-Thirds of U.S. Women on Birth Control Pre-Pandemic

October 20, 2020

About two-thirds of U.S. women used contraception in years 2017-2019, according to the National Survey of Family Growth.

In the month the survey was conducted, 65.3% of women ages 15-49 reported using some form of contraception in the past 3 months, most commonly female sterilization (18.1%), birth control pills (14%), long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC, 10.4%), or male condoms (8.4%), reported Kimberly Daniels, PhD, and Joyce C. Abma, PhD, of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in Hyattsville, Maryland, in an NCHS data brief.In the month the survey was conducted, 65.3% of women ages 15-49 reported using some form of contraception…

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