From the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth:
Please write the methods you used each month on the calendar. I need to know about all the methods you used, so if you used more than one method, please write down all methods you used that month.
- Birth control pills
- Partner's vasectomy
- Jelly or cream
- Cervical cap
- Suppository, insert
- Today sponge
- Female condom, vaginal pouch
- IUD, Coil, Loop
- Depo-provera, Injectables
- Morning after pill
- Rhythm or safe period by calendar
- Safe period by temperature, or cervical mucus test, or natural family planning
- Withdrawal, pulling out
- Respondent sterile
- Partner sterile
- Other method (specify)
Is the reason you are not using a method of birth control now because you, yourself, want to become pregnant as soon as possible?
Many women have times when they are not having intercourse at all, for example, because of pregnancy, separation, not dating anyone, illness, or other reasons. Since (Date), have there been any times when you were not having intercourse at all for one month or more?
What months and years were those?
Date of last (or more recent) sexual intercourse
Century month of interview date
Recode mthuse3 measures whether used any contraceptive method at last sex in past 3 mos
Looking at Card 33, the (last) time you had intercourse with [LAST PARTNER IN PAST 12 MONTHS] in [DATE], did you or he use any method?
Type of sterilization operation "in effect"
- Other operation or type unknown
- Not surgically sterile
Whether Respondent's Current Husband/Partner is Surgically Sterile at Interview
Now I have a few more questions about your physical ability to have a(nother) baby at some time in the future.
Some women are not physically able to have children. As far as you know, is it physically possible for you, yourself, to have a(nother) baby?
What about (NAME OF CURRENT HUSBAND OR COHABITING PARTNER)? As far as you know, is it physically possible for him to father a baby in the future?
Century Month for respondent's most recent completed pregnancy