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Contraceptive Use by Women

The following table shows the number and percent of women using contraception and not using contraception in the United States in 1982, 1995, 2002, and 2006–2010 according to type of contraception.

  All sexually experienced women
Contraceptive status and method198219952002 2006–2010
All sexually experienced women (in thousands) 46,684 53,800 54,190 53,475
      
Using contraception 94.8% 98.2% 98.2% 99.1%
 Female sterilization 22.3 23.4 20.7 19.5
 Male sterilization 10.1 14.6 13.0 13.3
 Pill 76.3 82.2 82.3 81.9
 Norplant or Implanon implantn.a. 2.1 2.1 1.9
 3-month injectable (Depo-Provera) n.a. 4.5 16.8 23.2
 Contraceptive patch n.a. n.a. 0.9 10.4
 Contraceptive ring n.a. n.a. n.a. 6.3
 Intrauterine device (IUD) 18.4 10.0 5.8 7.7
 Emergency contraception n.a. 0.8 4.2 10.8
 Today sponge n.a. 12.0 7.3 4.3
 Diaphragm 17.1 15.2 8.5 3.1
 Condom 51.8 82.0 89.7 93.4
 Periodic abstinence:     
  Calendar rhythm 17.0 24.3 16.2 18.1
  Natural family planning 2.3 4.2 3.5 4.1
 Withdrawal 24.5 40.6 56.1 59.6
 Foam alone 24.9 18.3 12.1 6.8
 Jelly or cream alone 5.8 9.1 7.3 4.2
 Suppository or insert 9.7 10.6 7.5 3.4
 Other methods 9.3 0.3 1.0 0.8
NOTE: Percents may not add to 100 because of rounding.
Source: National Health Statistics Reports, No. 62, Feb. 14, 2013, Centers for Disease Control.

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