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When you got pregnant with your new baby, what were you or your husband or partner doing to keep from getting pregnant?
(a) Tubes tied or closed (female sterilization) 1.4%
Vasectomy (male sterilization) .0%
Pills 31.8%
Condoms 48.9%
Shot once a month (Lunelle) .6%
Shot once every 3 months (Depo-Provera) 4.5%
Contraceptive patch (OrthoEvra) 6.1%
Diaphragm, cervical cp, or sponge 2.0%
Cervical ring (NuvaRing or others) .1%
IUD (including Mirena) 1.0%
Rhythm method or natural family planning 16.5%
Withdrawal (pulling out) 27.1%
Not having sex (abstinence) 4.1%
Other 4.1%
a (n = 466)

  • All results are weighted.
  • These results are for surveys that were mailed to mothers from April 2004 through March 2005. Child's dates of birth were from 1/1/2004 through 12/31/2004.
  • 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.
*2004 Data collected under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol.

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