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64% Dominican women use birth control

A recent UNICEF study shows that 64% of married women in the DR between ages 15-49 years use birth control methods. The highest percentage of use of birth control methods is found in Cuba (82%), followed by Costa Rica (75%). The lowest usage of birth control in the area is found in Haiti (18%), Guatemala (31%), Honduras (50%), Panama (58%), El Salvador (60%), Nicaragua (60%). The most used methods are condoms and the pill, according to the Unicef study.