July 17, 2018
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.
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!