Status: Little or no detectable change
Most Recent Data:
62.2 percent (2017-19)
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
Data Source: National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), CDC/NCHS
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.
Workgroup: Family Planning Workgroup