IUDs and hormone implants: Here's everything you need to know

February 24, 2015 1:04 PM

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IUDs and hormone implants: Here's everything you need to know

After declining for nearly 20 years, the number of women using long-acting reversible forms of contraception (LARCs), like the IUD and the hormonal implant, has increased nearly five-fold over the last decade, according to a report released Tuesday from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics.

Women ages 25-34 and those who have already had a child use long-term contraception the most, but younger women ages 15-24 are starting to use them at an increasingly growing rate.

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