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Discontinuation of contraceptive methods

Percent of women 15-44 years of age in 2011-2013 ever using specified method who discontinued (stopped) use due to dissatisfaction, and leading reason for discontinuation:

  • Pill:
    • Percent stopping use: 33.2%
    • Leading reason: Side effects (59.7%)
  • Condom:
    • Percent stopping use: 7.6%
    • Leading reasons: Partner didn't like it (41.0%); decreased the woman's sexual pleasure (39.0%)
  • Depo-ProveraTM:
    • Percent stopping use: 45.6%
    • Leading reason: Side effects (70.9%)
  • IUD (intrauterine device)
    • Percent stopping use: 27.9%
    • Leading reason: Side effects (53.4%)

Source: Special tabulation by NCHS

Note: Reasons for discontinuation of the contraceptive patch were no longer asked in 2011-2013. Reasons for discontinuation of an intrauterine device (IUD) were first asked in 2011-2013

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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

Note: Marriage disruption items will be updated when 4 years of data are available, covering 2011-2015.

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Douching, vaginal

20021 2006-20102 2011-20132
Percent of women 15-44 years of age who douched at all in the 12 months before the interview 32.2%23.2%18.8%

Sources:

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

2 Special tabulation by NCHS

 

 

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