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What were your or your husband's or partner's reasons for not doing anything to keep from getting pregnant? Check all that apply.

I didn't mind if I got pregnant 49.8
I thought I could not get pregnant at that time 29.4
I had side effects from the birth control method I was using 13.3
I had problems getting birth control when I needed it 14.0
I thought that my husband or partner or I was sterile 5.4
My husband or partner didn't want to use anything 17.5
Other 15.4
(n = 463)

  • 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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