Use of family planning and related medical services among women aged 15-44 in the united states: National survey of family growth, 2006-2010

Gladys Martinez, Anjani Chandra, Isaedmarie Febo-Vazquez, William Mosher

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Abstract

Objective-This report presents national estimates of the use of family planning services and related medical services among women aged 15-44 in the United States in 2006-2010. Selected indicators are compared with similar measures for 2002 and 1995 to examine changes over time.Methods-Data for this report come primarily from the 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), which included 12,279 interviews with women aged 15-44. The response rate for women in the 2006-2010 NSFG was 78%.Results-In 2006-2010, 43 million women aged 15-44 received a family planning or related medical service in the previous 12 months. A Pap test and a pelvic exam were the most common services received by women in the previous year, followed by receipt of a method of birth control. About 18% of women received a family planning or related medical service from a clinic in the past 12 months and one-half of these women received it from a Title X-funded clinic. In contrast, 53% of women received a family planning or related medical service in the past 12 months from a private doctor. Use of Title X-funded clinics was more common among women in cohabiting unions, black and Hispanic women, those who lived in nonmetropolitan areas, those below the poverty level, and those without health insurance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalNational Health Statistics Reports
Issue number68
StatePublished - Sep 23 2013

Keywords

  • Birth control method
  • Clinic use
  • Pap test
  • Title x

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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