Hi bunny213-ga ?
Thanks for your question to Google Answers.
A research paper on contraceptive failure had the following to say
about contraception in China.
"China can be described as a mosaic of different cultures, living in
an area of over 9.6 million square kilometers divided into 31
administrative regions, with each region having its own cultural and
geographic characteristics. Also, there is diversity in fertility
patterns and family planning programmes ..."
The paper lists the following modern contraceptive methods used in China:
male surgical sterilization; female sterilization; IUDs; various types
of oral contraceptive pills; injectables (both injections and
implants); condoms; barrier methods such as cervical cap and
diaphragm; spermicidal methods such as jelly, foam, contraceptive
suppository, external contraceptive pill and external contraceptive
The paper also gave an accounting of the traditional methods used:
rhythm (safe period or periodic abstinence); withdrawal (coitus
interrupts); Chinese herbs
"Of all type of contraceptives used, modern methods account for 98.6
per cent, whereas traditional methods account for only 1.4 per cent."
Contraceptive failure and its subsequent effects in China
(Scroll down to footnotes A and C near bottom of page)
The IUD and female sterilization are the most widely used methods of contraception
New Frontiers in Contraceptive Research (page 110)
China is also one of three countries in the world, along with the
United States and India, to be working to develop a contraceptive
Research And Development Of Contraceptive Vaccine
Google Search Strategy
Search terms: birth control methods china site:.edu
Search terms: most popular contraceptive China
That was an interesting question to research; I hope the answer is helpful.
All the best,