Friday, January 20, 2012

Why They Didn't Use Birth Control

Percent distribution of teenagers aged 15 to 19 who had an unintended pregnancy by reason for not using birth control...

31% thought they could not get pregnant at the time
24% had a partner who did not want to use birth control
22% did not mind getting pregnant
13% had trouble getting birth control
9% did not like the side effects of birth control
8% thought they or their partner was sterile

Note: Numbers add to more than 100% because more than one reason could be reported.
Source: CDC, Pre-pregnancy Contraceptive Use among Teens with Unintended Pregnancies Resulting in Live Births--Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), 2004-2008

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