More women are using the most effective form of birth control

The rate of female contraceptive use has stayed consistent in nearly the last decade, but preferred methods of birth control have changed in a significant way since 2011, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The agency reports that 61.7 percent of women ages 15-44 were using contraception between 2011 and 2013, which is pretty similar to the 62.2 percent usage rate the CDC reported between 2006 and 2010.

But the biggest change was in how many women are using contraceptives that are long-acting but also reversible, a category that includes intrauterine devices and hormonal implants.

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