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Do You Use Birth Control Like Everyone Else?

Let's talk about pills, patches, IUDs, condoms, and more.

  1. Do you currently use any method of birth control?

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Do you currently use any method of birth control?
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    Yes
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    No
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    I don't know
  1. Do you use a hormonal or non-hormonal birth control method?

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Do you use a hormonal or non-hormonal birth control method?
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    Hormonal
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    Non-hormonal
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    Both — I use a hormonal method (like the pill) plus a non-hormonal method (like condoms)
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    Neither — I don't use birth control
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    Neither — I've had sterilization surgery (like a vasectomy or tubal ligation), or my partner has
  1. If you take hormonal birth control, which type do you use?

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If you take hormonal birth control, which type do you use?
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    Birth control pills
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    Patch
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    Ring (Nuvaring)
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    Shot (Depo-Provera)
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    Implant
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    IUD
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    Other
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  1. If you take non-hormonal birth control, which type do you use?

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If you take non-hormonal birth control, which type do you use?
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    Male condom
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    Copper IUD
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    Female condom
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    Diaphragm
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    Contraceptive sponge
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    Cervical cap (FemCap)
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    Vaginal spermicides
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    Withdrawal or "pull-out" method
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    Fertility awareness-based method
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    Abstinence
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    Other
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  1. Have you ever used emergency contraception (like Plan B One-Step or Ella)?

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Have you ever used emergency contraception (like Plan B One-Step or Ella)?
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    Yes, when another form of birth control failed
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    Yes, when no other form of birth control was used
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    Yes, several times
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    No, never
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    This question doesn't apply to me
  1. If you don't currently use birth control but you used to, why did you decide to stop?

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If you don't currently use birth control but you used to, why did you decide to stop?
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    I wanted to get pregnant
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    I experienced negative side effects
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    I was no longer having sex
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    I forgot to refill my prescription
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    It was too difficult to get a prescription
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    It cost too much
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    No specific reason
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    This question doesn't apply to me
  1. If your partner takes hormonal birth control, do you know which kind they take?

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If your partner takes hormonal birth control, do you know which kind they take?
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    Yes
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    No
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    I think so?
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    This question doesn't apply to me
  1. How old were you when you first started using birth control?

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How old were you when you first started using birth control?
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    10-14
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    14-18
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    18-21
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    21-25
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    25-30
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    30-40
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    40 or older
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    This question doesn't apply to me
  1. If you currently use birth control, have you ever stopped using it for a period of time?

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If you currently use birth control, have you ever stopped using it for a period of time?
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    Yes
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    No
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    This question doesn't apply to me
  1. Have you ever switched from one birth control method to another?

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Have you ever switched from one birth control method to another?
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    Yes
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    No
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    This question doesn't apply to me
  1. If you take the birth control pill, how would you describe your usage?

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If you take the birth control pill, how would you describe your usage?
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    I take it at the same time every single day
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    I take it every single day, but not necessarily at the same time
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    I occasionally miss one pill from a pack
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    I occasionally miss two or three pills in a pack
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    I occasionally miss more than three pills in a pack
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    I miss a pill (or several) pretty much every month
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    I frequently skip pills or stop and start my packs
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  1. Which of these best describes the primary reason you take birth control?

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Which of these best describes the primary reason you take birth control?
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    To prevent pregnancy
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    To regulate my period (or prevent it altogether)
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    To reduce PMS / PMDD symptoms
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    To clear up my acne
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    To prevent menstrual migraines
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    To treat a hormonal disorder
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    Other
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  1. Has your birth control ever failed, resulting in a pregnancy?

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Has your birth control ever failed, resulting in a pregnancy?
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    Yes
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    No
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    I don't know
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    This question doesn't apply to me
  1. Do you experience any side effects from your current birth control method?

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Do you experience any side effects from your current birth control method?
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    Yes, but they're manageable
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    Yes, and they're unmanageable
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    Nope, no side effects here
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    This question doesn't apply to me
  1. How much do you spend on birth control per month? (If you have a long-acting method, divide the total cost you paid by the number of months you'll have it)