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Survey sees increase in contraceptive use in women


NEW YORK Survey results published in the American Journal of Public Health show that an increasing amount of women are using contraception.

The survey, led by the Guttmacher Institute, showed that between 1995 and 2002, the percentage of American women who reported using contraceptive services increased from 36 to 41 percent.

The author of the study examined the National Survey of Family Growth to study trends in the use of reproductive and sexual health services. The survey, conducted in cycles every few years by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, administers in-home questionnaires to women aged 15 to 44 and asks them to name any of the 13 listed services that they have received in the past year.

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