National Survey of Family Growth

Key Statistics from the National Survey of Family Growth - E Listing

 

Emergency contraception

 

20021-2 2006 – 20101-2 2011 – 20153
Percentage of women who had ever used emergency contraception (among women who have ever had sexual intercourse) 4.2% 10.8% 20.0% (0.70)

Sources:

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

 

 

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

2006 – 20101 2011 – 20152
Once 58.9% 56.1% (1.78)
Twice 24.3% 24.8% (1.46)
Three or more times 16.8% 19.1% (1.29)

Sources:

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

 

 

Among women who had ever used emergency contraception, reasons for use, 2011-2015:

  • worried their birth control method would not work (39.9%, SE 1.48)
  • did not use birth control (50.9%, SE 1.64)

 

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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