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Why were you or your husband or partner not using any birth control? Check all that apply.


I wanted to get pregnant 69.0%
I didn't think I could get pregnant 10.6%
I had been having side effects from the birth control I used 6.9%
I didn't want to use birth control 9.1%
I didn't think I was going to have sex 3.8%
My husband or partner didn't want to use birth control 5.0%
Other 14.0%
(n = 1,566)
Denominator is respondents who were not using birth control when they got pregnant with their new baby and who chose the responses above.

  • All results are weighted.
  • These results are for surveys that were mailed to mothers from March 2000 through March 2001. Child's dates of birth were from 1/1/2000 through 12/31/2000.
  • The number of respondents (n) is the number of women who chose the responses above.
  • Percents may not add to 100.0 due to rounding.

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