In the US, sterilisation is now the most common “contraceptive” method, even more so than the pill, as revealed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Between 2015 and 2017, almost 2/3 of women of childbearing age used contraception. Over this period, 12.96% of them used the pill (compared to 15.9% between 2011 and 2015), and 18.6% underwent sterilisation.
According to the report, this change is linked to the growing popularity of “long-term” birth control methods, such as intrauterine devices or implants. These devices are used by a larger proportion of women, including those who have not yet had children.