2009 National Survey of Reproductive and Contraceptive Knowledge

This survey was the first of its kind to focus in depth on the attitudes and behavior of unmarried young adults regarding pregnancy planning, contraception, and related issues. Commissioned by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and conducted by the Guttmacher Institute, the survey gathered detailed results from a nationally representative probability sample of 1,800 unmarried men and women aged 18–29. The survey includes information on awareness of and knowledge about the various types of available birth control, information sources, the pervasiveness of popular myths and misconceptions and the frequency of contraceptive use. The study also gathered data on sexual relationship and pregnancy experiences.