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Contraceptive adoption also varies by age. For example, in 2016, it was found that about 32% of unmarried South Korean women who were 19 years old used birth control. Meanwhile, about 56% of unmarried South Korean women who were 28 years old used birth control.<ref>[https://www.statista.com/statistics/824796/south-korea-unmarried-women-between-19-29-years-contraception-usage-by-age/ Proportion of unmarried South Korean women who always use contraception as of 2016, by age]</ref>
 
Contraceptive adoption also varies by age. For example, in 2016, it was found that about 32% of unmarried South Korean women who were 19 years old used birth control. Meanwhile, about 56% of unmarried South Korean women who were 28 years old used birth control.<ref>[https://www.statista.com/statistics/824796/south-korea-unmarried-women-between-19-29-years-contraception-usage-by-age/ Proportion of unmarried South Korean women who always use contraception as of 2016, by age]</ref>
 
While condoms are the most common form of contraception, intra-uterine devices (IUDs) have become more common. Some people have reported that unmarried women may feel discouraged from getting them, since they are thought to be "for married women."<ref>[https://www.reddit.com/r/korea/comments/3aa0ve/help_buying_birth_control_pills_in_korea/?st=iqqfllv1&sh=e4b2441d Help! Buying Birth Control in South Korea...]</ref> However, other reports share that many clinics provide IUDs, and there are multiple IUD options available (i.e., copper, Mirena, Skyla).<ref name="bciud_sk_expatguide">[https://www.expatguidekorea.com/article/birth-control-contraception-and-mirena-iud-insertion-in-korea.html Birth Control, Contraception and Mirena IUD insertion in Korea]</ref>
 
  
 
Many men and women underwent the forced sterilization programs of the 1970s and 1980s.<ref>[https://thegrandnarrative.com/2012/02/16/korean-family-planning/ Learning From Korean Family Planning Advertisements of the 1960s-1980s]</ref>
 
Many men and women underwent the forced sterilization programs of the 1970s and 1980s.<ref>[https://thegrandnarrative.com/2012/02/16/korean-family-planning/ Learning From Korean Family Planning Advertisements of the 1960s-1980s]</ref>
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* If you want the '''contraceptive patch''', Evra (produced by Janssen-Cilag) should be available in South Korea.<ref>[http://contraceptive.ippf.org/search?search.searchtext=&search.component=&search.countrycode=KR IPPF South Korea]</ref>
 
* If you want the '''contraceptive patch''', Evra (produced by Janssen-Cilag) should be available in South Korea.<ref>[http://contraceptive.ippf.org/search?search.searchtext=&search.component=&search.countrycode=KR IPPF South Korea]</ref>
 
* If you want the '''contraceptive implant''', Implanon (produced by Merck) should be available in South Korea.<ref>[http://contraceptive.ippf.org/search?search.searchtext=&search.component=&search.countrycode=KR IPPF South Korea]</ref>
 
* If you want the '''contraceptive implant''', Implanon (produced by Merck) should be available in South Korea.<ref>[http://contraceptive.ippf.org/search?search.searchtext=&search.component=&search.countrycode=KR IPPF South Korea]</ref>
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* As for '''IUDs''' in South Korea, one poster on Reddit wrote: "IUDs are great, but the general consensus over here, unlike in the US, is that they're bad for unmarried women, so she may have trouble getting a doctor to consider it here. I had a hospital gynecologist here who tried very hard to convince me to have mine taken out.<ref>[https://www.reddit.com/r/korea/comments/3aa0ve/help_buying_birth_control_pills_in_korea/?st=iqqfllv1&sh=e4b2441d Help! Buying Birth Control in South Korea...]</ref>
 
* For recommended pharmacies and clinics, you can visit local city pages, like the [[Seoul]] page.
 
* For recommended pharmacies and clinics, you can visit local city pages, like the [[Seoul]] page.
  

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