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When you got pregnant with your new baby, what were you or your husband or partner using to keep from getting pregnant? Check all that apply.
Tubes tied or closed (female sterilization) 0.4
Vasectomy (male sterilization) 0.4
Pills 30.3
Condoms 46.4
Shot once every 3 months (Depo-Provera) 3.1
Contraceptive implant (Implanon) 0.5
Contraceptive patch (OrthoEvra) 2.5
Diaphragm, cervical cap, or sponge 1.9
Vaginal ring (NuvaRing) 7.1
IUD (including Mirena) 3.9
Rhythm method or natural family planning 23.8
Withdrawal (pulling out) 32.4
Not having sex (abstinence) 7.7
Emergency contraception (The "morning-after" pill) 6.9
Other 3.8
(n = 392) Denominator: respondents who were not trying to get pregnant and were doing something to keep from getting pregnant

  • All results are weighted.
  • These results are for surveys that were mailed to mothers from April 2011 through March 2012. Child's dates of birth were from 1/1/2011 through 12/31/2011.
  • 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.
*2011 Data collected under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol.

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