U.S. students who used a birth control pill in 2017, 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 2017, by gender and ethnicity. About 29.6 percent of female student respondents with a white, non-Hispanic background 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 2017, by gender and ethnicity

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Source

Release date

June 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

September 2016 to December 2017

Number of respondents

14,956 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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