Birth control methods used by U.S. college students as of fall 2018

This statistic presents the percentage of college students in the U.S. who had used select methods of birth control as of fall 2018. According to the data, about 30 percent of college students had used the withdrawal method as a form of birth control the last time they had vaginal intercourse.

Percentage of U.S. college students that used select methods of birth control as of fall 2018

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Source

Release date

January 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

Fall 2018

Number of respondents

26,181 students

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

40 schools

Supplementary notes

Original question: "What method of birth control did you or your partner use to prevent pregnancy the last time you had vaginal intercourse?"

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