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Generally speaking, Colombian women use contraceptives at a slightly higher rate than the South American average. In 2015, it was found that about 78% of Colombian women (who were between 15-49 years old and married/in unions) used some form of contraception, including traditional methods, which was a bit higher than the South American average for that year (about 75% of women). Furthermore, about 8% of women had unmet family planning needs, which was lower than the South American average of that year (about 10%). The most common forms of contraception was female sterilization (about 34% of women). This was followed by contraceptive injectables (9%), birth control pills (8%), IUDs (7%), and male condoms (7%). There were rather low rates of usage for contraceptive implants (3%) and male sterilization (3%). Traditional methods, such as withdrawal/pull out method (4%) and the rhythm method (3%) were also not very common. There were practically no users of vaginal barrier methods (less than 1%).