Reasons why U.S. women used contraception in 2017

Percentage of sexually active U.S. women that used contraception for select reasons as of 2017

Reasons why U.S. women used contraception in 2017 This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. women who were sexually active and had used contraception within the past 12 months for select reasons as of 2017. According to the data, among women that used contraception in the past year, 59 percent had used it to prevent pregnancy.
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Percentage of sexually active U.S. women that used contraception for select reasons as of 2017

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Percentage of respondents
Prevent pregnancy59%
Both prevent pregnancy and manage a medical condition22%
Manage a medical condition13%
Don't know/refused6%
Percentage of respondents
Prevent pregnancy59%
Both prevent pregnancy and manage a medical condition22%
Manage a medical condition13%
Don't know/refused6%
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This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. women who were sexually active and had used contraception within the past 12 months for select reasons as of 2017. According to the data, among women that used contraception in the past year, 59 percent had used it to prevent pregnancy.
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