More U.S. Women Rely on IUDs and Implants

February 24, 2015 4:07 PM

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More U.S. Women Rely on IUDs and Implants

The use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC), such as intrauterine devices, among U.S. women has increased nearly five-fold in the last decade, according to a CDC report.

Among women ages 15 to 44, LARC use declined between 1982 and 1988, remained stable through 2002, and then increased from 1.5% in 2002 to 7.2% in 2011-2013, stated Amy M. Branum, PhD, MSPH, and Jo Jones, PhD, of the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), in an NCHS Data Brief.

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