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What kind of birth control are you or your husband or partner using now to keep from getting pregnant?
(a) Tubes tied or closed (female sterilization) 8.2%
Vasectomy (male sterilization) 3.9%
Pill 31.2%
Condoms 35.1%
Shot once a month (Lunelle) .3%
Shots once every 3 months (Depo-Provera) 9.9%
Contraceptive patch (OrthoEvra) 4.1%
Diaphragm, cervical cap, or sponge 1.6%
Cervical ring (NuvaRing or others) .5%
IUD (including Mirena) 10.8%
Rhythm method or natural family planning 4.3%
Withrawal (pulling out) 11.8%
Not having sex (abstinence) 9.6%
Other 3.6%
a (n = 1,631); multiple response

  • All results are weighted.
  • These results are for surveys that were mailed to mothers from April 2004 through March 2005. Child's dates of birth were from 1/1/2004 through 12/31/2004.
  • 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.
*2004 Data collected under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol.

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