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QuickStats: Primary* Contraceptive Method Used Among Women Aged 15--44 Years --- National Survey of Family Growth, United States, 2006--2008
During 2006--2008, the most frequent contraceptive methods used among women aged 15--44 years were oral contraception (28%) and female sterilization (27%). Other leading methods were the male condom (16%) and male sterilization (10%), with a smaller number of women using the IUD and the 3-month injectable.
Source: Mosher WD, Jones J. Use of contraception in the United States: 1982--2008. Vital Health Stat 2010;23(29). Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_23/sr23_029.pdf.
Alternate Text: The figure above shows primary contraceptive method used among women aged 15-44 years in the United States from 2006 to 2008. During 2006-2008, the most frequent contraceptive methods used among women aged 15-44 years were oral contraception (28%) and female sterilization (27%). Other leading methods were the male condom (16%) and male sterilization (10%), with a smaller number of women using the IUD and the 3-month injectable.
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