FP-6 Increase the proportion of females at risk of unintended pregnancy or their partners who used contraception at most recent sexual intercourse
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Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of at-risk females aged 15 to 44 years who currently use a method of contraception other than withdrawal and who used a method at last sex other than withdrawal
Number of at-risk females aged 15 to 44 years who had sex in the month of interview
From the 2006-2010 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.
Recode CONSTAT1 measure the current contraceptive status as of the month
of the interview or “current month.”
- Female sterilization
- Male sterilization
- Norplant or Implanon implant
- Lunelle (injectable)
- Depo-Provera (injectable)
- Contraceptive Patch
- Contraceptive Ring
- Morning-after pill
- Diaphragm (with or w/out jelly or cream)
- (Male) Condom
- Today(TM) Sponge
- Suppository or insert
- Jelly or cream (not with diaphragm)
- Periodic abstinence: NFP, cervical mucus test or temperature rhythm
- Periodic abstinence: calendar rhythm
- Other method
- Seeking Pregnancy
- Sterile--surgical--female (noncontraceptive)
- Sterile--surgical--male (noncontraceptive)
- Sterile--unknown reasons-male
- Other nonuser--never had intercourse since first period
- Other nonuser--has had intercourse, but not in the 3 months prior to interview
- Other nonuser--had intercourse in the 3 months prior to interview
Birth control pills
Is the reason you are not using a method of birth control now because you, yourself, want to become pregnant as soon as possible?
- Don't know
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
“At risk of unintended pregnancy” females are those who had intercourse in the 3 months prior to the survey, who were not pregnant, nor seeking pregnancy, nor (themselves or partners) surgically or nonsurgically sterile.
“Used contraception at most recent sexual intercourse” refers to use of any contraceptive method other than withdrawal or the contraceptive ring for women who last had intercourse in the month of interview.
An unintended pregnancy is one that was not wanted at the time of conception or not wanted at all.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.