Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
60.3 percent (2015-17)

Target:
65.1 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

Baseline:
60.3 percent of women aged 20 to 44 years at risk of unintended pregnancy used most effective or moderately effective methods of contraception in 2015-17

Increase the proportion of women at risk of unintended pregnancy who use most effective or moderately effective methods of contraception

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement

Summary

Many women don’t use effective methods of birth control. Factors linked to the likelihood that a woman will use effective birth control include marital status, insurance status, and family income. Family planning services are critical for getting more women to use effective birth control methods and ultimately reducing unintended pregnancies.