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For instance, of the 13.6 million women who stopped using birth-control pills from 2006 to 2010, 63 percent did so because of “side effects.” Only 3.4 percent said it was because the pills were “too expensive,” while less than 3 percent said it was because of lack of insurance.

Another 4.6 million women stopped using condoms, citing decreased sexual pleasure (43 percent) or that their male partners didn’t like them (41 percent).