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What kind of birth control are you or your husband or partner using now to keep from getting pregnant? Check all that apply.

Tubes tied or closed (female sterilization) 11.2
Vasectomy (male sterilization) 3.8
Pill 24.6
Condoms 29.7
Shot once a month (Lunelle) 0.2
Shots once every 3 months (Depo-Provera) 7.8
Contraceptive patch (OrthoEvra) 0.2
Diaphragm, cervical cap, or sponge 1.0
Cervical ring (NuvaRing or others) 1.8
IUD (including Mirena) 20.9
Rhythm method or natural family planning 3.9
Withrawal (pulling out) 13.3
Not having sex (abstinence) 9.0
Other 4.1
(n = 1,370)

  • All results are weighted.
  • These results are for surveys that were mailed to mothers from April 2008 through March 2009. Child's dates of birth were from 1/1/2008 through 12/31/2008.
  • 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.
*2008 Data collected under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol.

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