Awareness and use of emergency contraception pills in the U.S. in 2017, by ethnicity

This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. women who said they had heard of and/or used emergency contraception within the past year as of 2017, by ethnicity. According to the data, among Latina women, 91 percent had heard of emergency contraception and 12 percent had used emergency contraception within the past year.

Percentage of U.S. women that had heard of or used emergency contraception pills as of 2017, by ethnicity

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Release date

March 2018


United States

Survey time period

July 26 to September 27, 2017

Number of respondents

2,751 respondents

Age group

18-44 years

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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