Table 2

Contraception use during last deployment among all respondents (n=353)

Contraceptive use
 Yes, entire time17548.4
 Yes, part of the time5816.4
Method used, by most effective method reported among those who used contraception throughout deployment (n=175)
Reason for non-use* (n=120)
 No sex with men9478.3
 Side effect concerns2218.3
 Moral or religious reasons65.0
 Unable to obtain appointment54.2
 Wanted to become pregnant43.3
 Method unavailable on base43.3
 Ran out of supplies32.5
 Partner did not want to use21.7
 Healthcare provider advised against use21.7
  • *Multiple responses accepted.

  • IUD, intrauterine device.