Methods of contraception used by U.S. women as of 2017, by age

This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. women who were sexually active and had used select methods of contraception within the past 12 months as of 2017. According to the data, among those aged 18 to 24 years, 79 percent had used male condoms. Comparatively, just 48 percent of those aged 35 to 44 years had used male condoms.

Percentage of sexually active women that used select methods of contraception within the past 12 months as of 2017, by age

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Source

Release date

March 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 26 to September 27, 2017

Number of respondents

2,751 respondents

Age group

18-44 years

Special properties

Women who have had sex within the past 12 months and used contraception

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Women may use more than one form of contraception. Oral contraceptives include birth control pills. IUD is an intrauterine device such as Mirena, Skyla, or Paragard. Injectables include Depo-Provera. Implants include Implanon or tubes in arm. Other methods include vaginal ring and the topical patch

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