Reasons Women Don't Use Birth Control
Interesting insight from a survey of women with viable unintended pregnancies ending in a birth:
Of 7856 respondents, 33% felt they could not get pregnant at the time of conception, 30% did not really mind if they got pregnant, 22% stated their partner did not want to use contraception, 16% cited side effects [from the birth control method they were using], 10% felt they or their partner were sterile, 10% cited access problems and 18% selected "other." [34% lack of thought or preparation; 18% thought she was at low risk for pregnancy; 9% did not know why or just did not want to; 7.5% miscellaneous; 6% relied on alternative method such as withdrawal; etc.]
Almost half of women with viable unintended pregnancies ending in a birth felt they could not/would not get pregnant at the time of conception. Most women identified with a single reason for having unprotected intercourse.
Labels: Birth Control