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Emergency contraception

 

  20021-2 2006 - 20101-2 2011 - 20133
Percentage of women who had ever used emergency contraception (among women who have ever had intercourse) 4.2% (2.3 million) 10.8% (5.8 million) 18.0% (9.6 million)

Sources:

1NHSR No. 62, Table 1[PDF - 251 KB]
2Data Brief No. 112, Figure 1 [PDF - 679 KB]
3Special tabulation by NCHS


 

 

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Among women who had ever used emergency contraception, number of times it had been used:

  2006 - 20101 2011 - 20132
Once 58.9% 54.3%
Twice 24.3% 27.8%
Three or more times 16.8% 18.0%

Sources:

1Data Brief No. 112, Figure 1 [PDF - 679 KB]
2Special tabulation by NCHS

 

Among women who had ever used emergency contraception, reasons for use, 2011-2013:

  • worried their birth control method would not work (40.5%)
  • did not use birth control (52.4%)

     

    Note: Women could choose either or both reasons. Women could also report “some other reason” (not shown here).

Source: Special tabulation by NCHS

 

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