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For contraception, U.S. women increasingly turn to IUDs and implants
For contraception, U.S. women increasingly turn to IUDs and implants

IUDs and implants are safe, reliable, long-acting and reversible forms of birth control. Now there’s a new attribute to add to this list: increasingly popular. A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that American women are embracing these contraceptive devices. In the last decade, their use has increased nearly five-fold, with 7.2% of women ages 15 to 44 now relying on them to prevent pregnancy. Even at that level, intrauterine devices and hormonal implants still have a ways to go to catch up with birth control pills, which are used by 28% of U.S. women of childbearing age. Another 16% of women depend on male condoms for contraception,...

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