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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 52.4
I thought I could not get pregnant at that time 28.3
I had side effects from the birth control method I was using 11.9
I had problems getting birth control when I needed it 4.1
I thought that my husband or partner or I was sterile 12.9
My husband or partner didn't want to use anything 17.8
Other 11.7
(n = 387)

  • 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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