QuickStats: Primary Contraceptive Methods Among Women Aged 15--44 Years --- United States, 2002
In 2002, the most frequent contraceptive method among women aged 15--44 years was oral contraception. Other leading methods were female sterilization and the male condom. A smaller, but significant, number of women were using the newer, long-acting hormonal methods, including injectables, implants, and the patch. Additional information is available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg.htm.
Source: CDC. Use of contraception and use of family planning services in the United States, 1982--2002. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad350.pdf.
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