US women's use of long-term birth control increases

December 11, 2014 3:06 PM

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US women's use of long-term birth control increases

The percentage of U.S. women who are using long-term methods of birth control such as devices implanted in the uterus or under the skin has nearly doubled in recent years, according to a new report.

The report found that 7.2 percent of U.S. women ages 15 to 44 reported using long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), such as intrauterine devices (IUDs), in the month they were asked the question during 2011 to 2013. That's up from 3.8 percent who said the same in the period from 2006 to 2010, ...

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