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Discontinuation of contraceptive methods

Percent of women 15-44 years of age in 2006-2010 ever using specified method who discontinued (stopped) use due to dissatisfaction, and leading reason for discontinuation:

  • Pill:
    • Percent stopping use: 30.4%
    • Leading reason: Side effects (62.9%)
  • Condom:
    • Percent stopping use: 9.3%
    • Leading reasons: Partner didn't like it (41.1%); decreased the woman's sexual pleasure (43.0%)
  • Depo-ProveraTM:
    • Percent stopping use: 45.8%
    • Leading reason: Side effects (74.0%)
  • Contraceptive patch:
    • Percent stopping use: 48.5%
    • Leading reason: Side effects (44.7%)

Source: NHSR No. 62, Table 5 [PDF - 25l KB]

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Divorce and marital disruption

 

Marriage disruption

 

Probability of first marriage disruption by duration of marriage among women 15-44 years of age:

  1995 2002 2006-2010
By 5 years 20% 22% 20%
By 10 years 33% 36% 32%
By 15 years 43% * 40%
By 20 years 50% * 48%

Source: NHSR 49, Table 5 [PDF - 419 KB]

* Figure does not meet standards of reliability or precision

 

Probability that a separation from a first marriage transitions to a divorce by duration of separation among women 15-44 years of age:

  1995 2006-2010
By 1 year 54% 53%
By 3 years 84% 79%
By 5 years 91% 86%

Source: NHSR 49, Table 8 [PDF - 419 KB]

 

Probability of second marriage disruption by duration of remarriage among women 15-44 years of age:

  19951 2006-20102
By 1 year 5% 10%
By 5 years 23% 31%
By 10 years 39% 46%

Sources:

1Series 23, No. 22, Table 21 [PDF - 5.6 MB]

2Special tabulation by NCHS

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Douching, vaginal

 

  20021 2006-20102
Percent of women 15-44 years of age who douched at all in the 12 months before the interview 32.2% 23.2%

Sources:

1 Series 23, No. 25, Table 106 [PDF - 4.7 MB]

2 Special tabulation by NCHS

 

 

 

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