Birth control is more than just a little pink pill or a free condom—
for many women, it’s a ticket to independence, safety and peace of mind. Read on to find out what birth control college women are using, and what’s really important to them when it comes to picking a method.
THE CONDOM AND THE PILL ARE THE MOST POPULAR BIRTH CONTROL METHODS FOR SEXUALLY ACTIVE COLLEGE WOMEN.
use the pill
use the hormonal IUD
use other forms, such as the implant, ring or patch
SOME WOMEN DON’T USE ANY HORMONAL, LONG-ACTING OR BARRIER METHODS OF BIRTH CONTROL. HERE’S WHY:
When it’s time to choose a birth control method, convenience is the #1 factor for college women.
So why did they choose their method of birth control?
60.5% say it's the most convenient
41% say it's the most effective
32% say it's the safest
30% say it's the most affordable
SPEAKING OF CONVENIENCE AND COST, 83% OF COLLEGE WOMEN BELIEVE BIRTH CONTROL SHOULD BE OFFERED FOR FREE AS PART OF EVERYONE’S INSURANCE PLAN.
THEY'RE LEANING TOWARD ANOTHER CONVENIENT OPTION, TOO
think birth control should be available over the counter without a prescription.
AND HEY, WHY SHOULD WOMEN BE FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR BIRTH CONTROL, ANYWAY?
of college women think reversible male birth control should be a priority for scientists.