Let’s Talk About Birth Control

Amber Thomas

July 17, 2018

Read the StoryDownload the Data and Scripts

The Premise

Hundreds of thousands of people throughout the US are contraceptive users, but generally, the topic is kept “hush-hush”. We talk about it with friends and peers, but the more information we have, the more informed decisions we can make for ourselves. I analyzed data from the CDC’s National Survey on Family Growth to learn more about contraceptive use in the US.

My Contributions

  • Data acquisition and analysis
  • Article Design
  • Front End Programming (HTML, CSS, JS)
  • Story Writing


Rachel Jones of the Guttmacher Institute provided a lot of helpful feedback on both the analysis and the story. I also interviewed several contraceptive users to learn more about their personal experiences, and I am so grateful that they were willing to share!


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