Thursday, September 05, 2013

70% Use Family Planning Services

Fully 70 percent of women aged 15 to 44 visited a medical provider for family planning or related services in the past 12 months, according to the National Survey of Family Growth. Women visited medical providers for birth control, emergency contraceptives, pregnancy tests, pap tests, pelvic exams, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.

Women in their twenties are most likely to use family planning services. Among women aged 20 to 24, the 57 percent majority visited a medical provider in the past year for a pelvic exam, 51 percent for birth control, 31 percent for a pregnancy test, and 30 percent for STD testing and treatment.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, Use of Family Planning and Related Medical Services among Women Aged 15-44 in the United States: National Survey of Family Growth, 2006-2010

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