Nearly two-thirds of US women use contraception, CDC reports
[Fox 2 Now, 12/19/18] The most common methods for preventing pregnancy, according to a new government report are female sterilization, oral contraception, long-acting reversible contraception such as IUDs and implants and male condoms.
To help understand fertility patterns across demographics, researchers combed through the latest data from the National Survey of Family Growth to study contraceptive use among women.
The results, published Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, found that of the more than 5,500 respondents from 2015 to 2017, nearly 65% of women ages 15 to 49 reported using some sort of contraception in the month they were interviewed.
That’s a slight increase since the previous report which found 61.6% of those surveyed used contraception from 2011 to 2015……….
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