Study Finds Condom Use Is Increasing
May 28, 2010
The latest data from CDC's National Survey of Family Growth show that 99 percent of sexually experienced women ages 15 to 44 have used some form of contraception.
By rank, reasons for not using contraception among women who had a recent unintended birth were: 43.9 percent did not think they could get pregnant; 22.8 percent did not mind getting pregnant; 16.2 percent worried about birth control side effects; 14.1 percent did not expect to have sex; 9.6 percent had male partners who did not want to use birth control; and 7.3 percent had male partners who did not want them to use contraception.
"There are some pieces of good news in here," said Bill Mosher, a statistician with the National Center for Health Statistics. Nonetheless, "what struck me was how persistent some of these patterns are. And that they're different from some other countries," he said.
The full report including country comparisons, "Use of Contraception in the United States: 1982-2008," was published in Vital and Health Statistics (2010;series 23(9)).
New York Times
05.27.2010; Gardiner Harris
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