Contraceptive Use in the United States
WHO NEEDS CONTRACEPTIVES?
* There are 62 million U.S. women in their childbearing years (15-44).  About 43 million of them (70%) are at risk of unintended pregnancy-that is, they are sexually active and do not want to become pregnant, but could become pregnant if they and their partners fail to use a contraceptive method correctly and consistently.
* Couples who do not use any method of contraception have an approximately 85% chance of experiencing a pregnancy over the course of a year.
* The typical U.S. woman wants only two children. To achieve this goal, she must use contraceptives for roughly three decades.
WHO USES CONTRACEPTIVES?
* More than 99% of women aged 15-44 who have ever had sexual intercourse have used at least one contraceptive method.
* Some 62% of all women of reproductive age are currently using a contraceptive method.
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