Table 2. Percentage distribution of women at risk of unintended pregnancy by contraceptive method use and age, union status, race/ethnicity, and poverty (National Survey of Family Growth, 2002)*

Contraceptive method used

Total at risk of unintended pregnancy

Age

Union status

Race/ethnicity

Poverty status

Currently married

Cohabiting

Formerly married

Never married

Non-Hispanic

Hispanic

0–99%

100–249%

250%+

15–19

20–24

25–29

30–34

35–39

40–44

White

Black

Other

Total

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

Sterilization

 Female

24

0

3

14

25

37

46

28

23

49

8

22

33

15

30

33

28

19

 Male

8

0

1

4

8

13

17

14

3

3

1

11

2

6

4

4

6

11

Reversible medical methods

 Oral  contraceptives

27

43

46

34

29

17

10

22

30

17

41

31

19

21

19

20

22

33

 Male condom

16

22

20

18

15

14

11

15

16

11

20

15

17

26

16

13

17

17

 Injectible

5

12

9

6

4

2

2

3

9

3

8

4

8

2

7

8

6

3

 IUD

2

0

2

3

3

1

1

2

2

3

0

1

1

2

5

3

2

1

 Other

2

3

1

3

2

1

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

3

3

3

2

2

Nonmedical methods

 Withdrawal

4

2

5

7

3

3

1

4

5

2

3

3

2

8

3

3

4

3

 Periodic  abstinence

1

0

1

1

2

2

2

2

1

0

1

2

0

2

1

0

2

2

 No method

11

18

12

10

9

10

9

8

10

11

16

9

15

15

12

14

11

10


*Guttmacher Institute, 2008, tabulations of the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth (Cycle VI).
Other methods include the implant, patch, diaphragm, cervical cap, sponge, female condom, and spermicides.