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What were your reasons 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 49.0
I thought I could not get pregnant at that time 28.1
I had side effects from the birth control method I was using 10.3
I had problems getting birth control when I needed it 5.2
I thought my husband or partner or I was sterile (could not get pregnant at all) 9.1
My husband or partner didn't want to use anything 20.1
Other 18.1
(n = 395) Denominator: respondents who were not trying to get pregnant but who were not doing anything to keep from geting 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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