A new look at contraceptive use among women
More than two-thirds of U.S. women between the ages of 15 and 49 are using some kind of contraception, according to new data released this morning by the CDC. Contraceptive use overall was highest among women ages 30 to 49, roughly 73 percent of whom are using some kind of birth control. But use of long-acting, reversible contraceptives — such as IUDs and implants — was more common among women in their 20s. The most common form of contraception overall: sterilization. Male condoms were the least popular form of contraception.