CDC: Birth control use on the rise

Oklahoman Published: February 14, 2013

Virtually all sexually active American women have used some form of contraception in their lives, and the use of condoms and the so-called morning-after pill are on the rise, according to two new reports by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

About 11 percent of women surveyed between 2006 and 2010 had used the morning-after pill at some point, up from 4.2 percent in 2002, according to the report.

Another report released Thursday also found that 99.1 percent of sexually experienced women ages 15 to 44 who were surveyed between 2006 and 2010 have used some form of contraception. Huffington Post reports the study found that 93 percent of sexually experienced women have used condoms at some point, and roughly four out of every five women have used birth control.

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