QuickStats: Percentage of Women Who Missed Taking Oral Contraceptive Pills Among Women Aged 15–44 Years Who Used Oral Contraceptive Pills and Had Sexual Intercourse, Overall and by Age and Number of Pills Missed

Among women aged 15–44 years who used oral contraceptive pills in the last 4 weeks and had sexual intercourse in the past 12 months, 69% of women reported missing no pills, 15% missed one pill, and 16% missed two or more pills.

Across the two age groups (15–24 years and 25–44 years), similar percentages of women aged 15–24 years reported missing no pills (67%) compared with women aged 25–44 years (70%).

Similar percentages of women aged 15–24 years reported missing one pill (12%) compared with women aged 25–44 years (17%).

A higher percentage of women aged 15–24 years (21%) reported missing two or more pills compared with women aged 25–44 years (13%).

Source: National Survey of Family Growth, 2013–2015. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg/index.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6636a10.htm?s_cid=mm6636a10_e

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