U.S. students who used a birth control pill in 2019, by gender and ethnicity

This statistic shows the share of American high school students in grades 9 to 12 who stated they have been using a birth control pill during the last sexual intercourse as of 2019. The results have been sorted by gender and ethnicity. About 26.1 percent of female student respondents stated they used a birth control pill to prevent pregnancy during the last sexual intercourse.

Percentage of high school students who used a birth control pill before the last sexual intercourse in 2019, by gender and ethnicity

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Source

Release date

August 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

August 2018 to June 2019

Number of respondents

13,677 respondents

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

The survey was conducted at all regular public and private schools with students in at least one of grades 9–12 in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

* Among the 28.7 percent of students nationwide who were currently sexually active.

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