Birth control methods used by U.S. college students as of fall 2022

Percentage of U.S. college students that used select methods of birth control as of fall 2022*

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Release date

February 2023


United States

Survey time period

Fall 2022

Number of respondents

13,905 students

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

51 schools

Supplementary notes

* Original question: "Please indicate which of the following method(s) you or your partner used to prevent pregnancy the last time you had vaginal intercourse. (Please select ALL that apply) (only includes students who used a method of pregnancy prevention the last time they had vaginal intercourse)."

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