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
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We’re just beginning to discover the extent to which women use hormonal contraceptives for purposes other than pregnancy prevention. One example is oral contraceptive pills—about 14% of pill users take them solely for noncontraceptive purposes, including menstrual pain relief.