Top Facts & Statistics
30years the average U.S. woman uses contraceptives to attain her family planning goal of two children
99%of sexually active American women 15–44 have used a contraceptive method other than natural family planning
2-12%increase in contraceptive users who relied on a long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) method between 2002 and 2012
Hear From An Expert
A woman’s risk of unintended pregnancy is often treated as a stable characteristic. New research shows that a woman’s risk of pregnancy, along with her contraceptive use, can change over a relatively short period of time. Her feelings about having a child, as well as her sexual activity, can fluctuate, and those fluctuations can influence how much she prioritizes contraception.