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Contraceptive Use in the United States (The Guttmacher Institute)

Here is a very credible source for information on contraceptive use in the US. You will find these numbers quoted often. However, I think it is important to note that they are referencing specifically, teens FIRST sexual experience, not their birth control of choice when in a relationship, consistently and over time. For more on that read this article from Cosmopolitan.


There are 61 million U.S. women of reproductive age (15–44).1 About 43 million of them (70%) are at risk of unintended pregnancy—that is, they are sexually active and do not want to become pregnant, but could become pregnant if they and their partners fail to use a contraceptive method correctly and consistently.CLICK HERE to continue reading this article...


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