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What are your or your husband's or partner's reasons for not doing anything to keep from getting pregnant now? Check all that apply.


I am not having sex 37.5%
I want to get pregnant 9.0%
I don't want to use birth control 27.9%
My husband or partner doesn't want to use anything 13.9%
I don't think I can get pregnant (sterile) 11.3%
I can't pay for birth control 7.8%
I am pregnant now 2.3%
Other 38.4%
(n = 214) Denominator is respondents who are not using any birth control now and who chose the responses above.

  • All results are weighted.
  • These results are for surveys that were mailed to mothers from March 2002 through March 2003. Child's dates of birth were from 1/1/2002 through 12/31/2002.
  • 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.
*2002 Data collected under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol.

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