Reasons for contraceptive non-use among women aged 15 to 44, by marital status, 2002 (vertical bar chart): Total: surgically sterile,* 3.9%; non-surgically sterile,** 4.2%; seeking pregnancy, pregnancy, or postpartum, 25.0%; no intercourse for past 3 months, 47.6%; no reason stated, 19.5%. Currently married: surgically sterile, 7.8%; non-surgically sterile, 7.4%; seeking pregnancy, pregnancy, or postpartum, 53.3%; no intercourse for past 3 months, 8.5%; no reason stated, 23.3%. Currently cohabitating: surgically sterile, 4.7%; non-surgically sterile, 5.1%; seeking pregnancy, pregnancy, or postpartum, 50.9%; no intercourse for past 3 months, 8.7%; no reason stated, 30.2%. Never married: surgically sterile, 0.7%; non-surgically sterile, 1.8%; seeking pregnancy, pregnancy, or postpartum, 5.5%; no intercourse for past 3 months, 76.6%; no reason stated, 15.2%. Formerly married: surgically sterile, 8.4%; non-surgically sterile, 7.0%; seeking pregnancy, pregnancy, or postpartum, 11.8%; no intercourse for past 3 months, 49.7%; no reason stated, 23.0.

Source: Mosher WD, Martinez GM, Chandra A, Abma JC, Willson SJ. Use of contraception and use of family planning services in the United States: 1982-2002. Advance Data from Vital and Health Statistics, No. 350, December 2004.

*Female only.

**Female or male.