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QuickStats: Use of Selected Contraception Methods Among Women Aged 15–44 Years Currently Using Contraception — National Survey of Family Growth, United States, 1995 and 2006–2010

The figure shows the use of selected contraception methods among women aged 15-44 years currently using contraception in the United States in 1995 and during 2006-2010. Little change occurred from 1995 to 2006-2010 in the percentage of women aged 15-44 years currently using contraception who were using female or male sterilization or the pill as their most effective method. A decrease occurred in the percentage of women relying on condoms, and increases occurred in the percentages of women using other hormonal methods and an intrauterine device. The pill (28%) and female sterilization (27%) remained the most common contraceptive methods used.

Abbreviation: IUD = intrauterine device.

* 95% confidence interval.

Other hormonal methods include Norplant implant and 3-month injectable Depo-Provera for 1995. For 2006–2010, other hormonal methods also include Implanon implant, 1-month injectable Lunelle, contraceptive patch, and contraceptive ring.

Little change occurred from 1995 to 2006–2010 in the percentage of women aged 15–44 years currently using contraception who were using female or male sterilization or the pill as their most effective method. A decrease occurred in the percentage of women relying on condoms, and increases occurred in the percentages of women using other hormonal methods and the IUD. The pill (28%) and female sterilization (27%) remained the most common contraceptive methods used.

Source: Jones J, Mosher W, Daniels K. Current contraceptive use in the United States, 2006–2010, and changes in patterns of use since 1995. Natl Health Stat Rep 2012(60). Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr060.pdf.

Reported by: Jo Jones, PhD, drv4@cdc.gov, 301-458-4838; Kimberly Daniels, PhD.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows the use of selected contraception methods among women aged 15-44 years currently using contraception in the United States in 1995 and during 2006-2010. Little change occurred from 1995 to 2006-2010 in the percentage of women aged 15-44 years currently using contraception who were using female or male sterilization or the pill as their most effective method. A decrease occurred in the percentage of women relying on condoms, and increases occurred in the percentages of women using other hormonal methods and an intrauterine device. The pill (28%) and female sterilization (27%) remained the most common contraceptive methods used.


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