Thursday, February 14, 2013

Contraceptives Ever Used

You rarely see a number like this in survey results: 99 percent.

That number is the percentage of women aged 15 to 44 who have ever used birth control, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. By type of contraceptive, these are the birth control methods ever used by at least 10 percent of women and the percentage who have ever used them...

Condom: 93.4%
Birth control pill: 81.9%
Withdrawal: 59.6%
3-month injectable (Depo-Provera): 23.2%
Female sterilization: 19.5%
Periodic abstinence, calendar rhythm: 18.1%
Male sterilization: 13.3%
Emergency contraception: 10.8%
Contraceptive patch: 10.4%

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Survey of Family Growth, Contraceptive Methods Women Have Ever Used: United States, 1982-2010

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