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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? Check all that apply.

Tubes tied or closed (female sterilization) 1.2
Vasectomy (male sterilization) 0.1
Pills 28.7
Condoms 49.2
Shot once a month (Lunelle) 1.4
Shot once every 3 months (Depo-Provera) 4.7
Contraceptive patch (OrthoEvra) 2.2
Diaphragm, cervical cap, or sponge 0.5
Cervical ring (NuvaRing or others) 1.6
IUD (including Mirena) 1.4
Rhythm method or natural family planning 16.9
Withdrawal (pulling out) 35.4
Not having sex (abstinence) 6.2
Other 4.7
(n = 440)

  • All results are weighted.
  • These results are for surveys that were mailed to mothers from April 2005 through March 2006. Child's dates of birth were from 1/1/2005 through 12/31/2005.
  • 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.
*2005 Data collected under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol.

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