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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) 10.8
Vasectomy (male sterilization) 4.3
Pill 20.4
Condoms 31.7
Contraceptive Implant (Implanon) 1.1
Shots once every 3 months (Depo-Provera) 5.9
Contraceptive patch (OrthoEvra) 0.4
Diaphragm, cervical cap, or sponge 0.6
Cervical ring (NuvaRing or others) 2.0
IUD (including Mirena) 24.6
Rhythm method or natural family planning 4.2
Withrawal (pulling out) 11.7
Not having sex (abstinence) 9.4
Emergency contraception (The "morning-after" pill) 2.9
Other 2.9
(n = 1,393) Denominator: respondents who are doing something to keep from getting pregnant now

  • All results are weighted.
  • These results are for surveys that were mailed to mothers from April 2009 through March 2010. Child's dates of birth were from 1/1/2009 through 12/31/2009.
  • 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.
*2009 Data collected under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol.

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