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CONTRACEPTION

Contraceptive Use

How many children do most women in the United States want?

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How many women in the United States need contraceptives?

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Do most women in the United States use contraceptives?

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Does contraceptive use vary by race and ethnicity in the United States?

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Is contraceptive use common among religious women in the United States?

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How effective are contraceptives at preventing unintended pregnancy?

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Is breast-feeding an effective form of contraception?

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How many women in the developing world want to avoid pregnancy but do not use modern contraceptives?

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How effective are different contraceptive methods at preventing pregnancy?

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Why do some women who use contraceptives still become pregnant?

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What are the most common forms of contraception in the United States?

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How common are modern contraceptive methods in developing regions, and which methods are relied on most?

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How common is use of long-acting reversible contraceptive methods in the United States?

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How has the recent recession impacted women’s desired family size and contraceptive use in the United States?

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