8:18 am - 02/11/2005

Birth Control Survey/Directory

We get a lot of questions about birth control around here, so the VP Team decided to come up with a poll that could serve as a directory/tool/resource for our members. The idea is that you should be able to come back at any time to check the poll results, giving you instant access to lots of member feedback about all kinds of birth control methods.

If you are currently using some form of birth control/contraceptive, please participate! As poll participants increase, so will the usefulness of the resource! Thanks in advance from all of us at the VP Team.


Poll #435540 Birth Control Survey/Directory

If you use a behavioral method of birth control, which one(s)?

Abstinence
29(11.6%)
Outercourse (non-penetrative sex)
27(10.8%)
Fertility awareness-based methods / occasional abstinence
45(18.1%)
Withdrawal
79(31.7%)
Other (please list)
9(3.6%)

If you entered "other" for the question above, please elaborate:

Are you happy with your current form of behavioral birth control? Feel free to explain in the comments, listing your specific method.

Yes
189(71.6%)
No
75(28.4%)

If you use an over-the-counter method, which one(s)?

Male condom
298(90.9%)
Female condom
2(0.6%)
Spermicide
5(1.5%)

Are you happy with your current form of over-the-counter birth control? Feel free to explain in the comments, listing your specific method.

Yes
235(72.1%)
No
91(27.9%)

If you use a prescription barrier method, which one(s)?

Diaphragm
12(57.1%)
Cap
0(0.0%)
Shield
1(4.8%)
Other (please list)
7(33.3%)

If you entered "other" for the question above, please elaborate:

Are you happy with your current form of prescription, barrier-method birth control? If no, please explain in the comments, listing your specific method.

Yes
47(77.0%)
No
14(23.0%)

If you use a prescription hormone-based method, which one(s)?

The pill
393(67.9%)
The patch (i.e., Ortho-Evra)
30(5.2%)
The ring (i.e., NuvaRing)
63(10.9%)
The shot (i.e., DMPA)
15(2.6%)
IUD (i.e., ParaGard, Mirena)
43(7.4%)
Implants
6(1.0%)
Emergency contraception
4(0.7%)
Other (please list)
1(0.2%)

If you entered "other" for the question above, please elaborate:

If you said “the pill,” please indicate the brand you currently use:

Alesse
36(28.6%)
Apri
8(6.3%)
Brevicon
0(0.0%)
Cyclessa
4(3.2%)
Demulen
1(0.8%)
Desogen
10(7.9%)
Desogen
2(1.6%)
Enpresse
1(0.8%)
Estrostep Fe
9(7.1%)
Levlen
15(11.9%)
Levlite
3(2.4%)
Levora
10(7.9%)
Lo/Ovral
8(6.3%)
Low-Ogestrel
2(1.6%)
Loestrin
12(9.5%)

If you said “the pill,” and did not see your brand in the queston above, please choose from the following options:

Loestrin 1/20 Fe
12(7.2%)
Mini Pill (i.e., Nordette, Micronor)
14(8.4%)
Mircette
12(7.2%)
Modicon
1(0.6%)
Necon
6(3.6%)
Norinyl
0(0.0%)
Nor QD
2(1.2%)
Nordette 28
2(1.2%)
Ortho Tri-Cyclen
78(47.0%)
Ortho-Cept
2(1.2%)
Ortho-Cyclen