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What were your 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 48.9
I thought I could not get pregnant at that time 30.2
I had side effects from the birth control method I was using 15.1
I had problems getting birth control when I needed it 5.8
I thought that my husband or partner or I was sterile 7.6
My husband or partner didn't want to use anything 11.4
Other 17.7
(n = 434)

  • All results are weighted.
  • These results are for surveys that were mailed to mothers from April 2007 through March 2008. Child's dates of birth were from 1/1/2007 through 12/31/2007.
  • 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.
*2007 Data collected under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol.

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