Who needs contraception?
61 million women in the U.S. (ages 15-44)
- 62% of all women are currently using some form of contraception
- 77% are married
- 2% have never married
- 19,126,000 women don’t use any form of contraception
*Breastfeeding can be used as birth control for up to six months after giving birth, as long as continuous, unrestricted breastfeeding is maintained during the day and night.
** Fertility awareness-based methods (FAMs) are ways to track ovulation — the release of an egg — in order to prevent a pregnancy.
Some people call FAMs "natural family planning”.
To prevent a pregnancy women can abstain from vaginal intercourse on their fertile days, which are 72 hours before ovulation, the day of ovulation, and the day after ovulation.