IUDs, hormonal implants becoming more popular among American women, CDC says

February 24, 2015 5:39 PM

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IUDs, hormonal implants becoming more popular among American women, CDC says

Following a decline in popularity during the 1980s to early 2000s, use of long-acting, reversible birth control increased fivefold over the past decade, according to a report released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics.

These contraceptives— including intrauterine devices (IUDs) and hormonal implants— are most popular among women aged 25 to 34 who have had a child, but for the first time since the beginning of the report, in 1982, long-acting, reversible contraceptives (LARCs) are also becoming more popular among w...

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