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Pregnancy and Parenthood in the Navy: Results of the 2012-2013 Survey

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Technical Report,01 Sep 2011,31 Dec 2013

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Navy Personnel Research, Studies, and Technology Millington United States

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Existing Navy databases do not always contain complete data about pregnancy and single parenthood in the Navy, nor do they contain information about attitudes towards birth control. Since 1988, a survey has been conducted almost biennially to obtain this data this report presents results from the 2012-2013 administration of the survey. Overall, results are similar to previous administrations. In particular, there are currently about 14,000 single Navy fathers and 6,000 single Navy mothers most Sailors do use birth control, predominantly the birth control pill andor the condom women are most likely to receive training about birth control from their health care providers while men receive training during General Military Training GMT pregnancy rates are similar or slower lighter than in 2010 and the majority of women become pregnant while assigned to shore duty or a non-deployable unit, with few women having orders to their next duty station when they become pregnant.

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