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Question 2#

A 28-year-old G3P3 presents to your office for contraceptive counseling. She has no history of medical problems or sexually transmitted diseases. You counsel her on the risks and benefits of all contraceptive methods.

Which of the following is the most common form of contraception used by reproductive-age women in the United States?

A. Pills
B. Condom
C. Diaphragm
D. Intrauterine device (IUD)
E. Sterilization

Correct Answer is A


The most recent report from the CDC in 2010 demonstrated that the pills remain the most commonly used form of contraception among reproductive-age women in the United States with 28% of women choosing this method. Female sterilization (27%) and condoms (16%) were the next most commonly used methods of contraception used by women in the United States.