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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 49.2
I thought I could not get pregnant at that time 29.8
I had side effects from the birth control method I was using 17.0
I had problems getting birth control when I needed it 7.8
I thought that my husband or partner or I was sterile 6.7
My husband or partner didn't want to use anything 18.1
Other 19.1
(n = 451)

  • All results are weighted.
  • These results are for surveys that were mailed to mothers from April 2006 through March 2007. Child's dates of birth were from 1/1/2006 through 12/31/2006.
  • 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.
*2006 Data collected under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol.

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