Accession Number:

ADA422521

Title:

Pregnancy and Parenthood: Results of the 2001 Survey

Descriptive Note:

Annotated briefing

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH STUDIES AND TECHNOLOGY MILLINGTON TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

The 2001 Survey of Pregnancy and Parenthood is the sixth in a series of Navy-wide surveys that began in 1988. A stratified random sample of 9,975 female and 6,985 male active duty Navy personnel were mailed surveys in July 2001. The response rates were 46 percent for females and 38 percent for males. Survey data were statistically weighted to allow generalizations to be made to the Navy population. Among the major findings rates of single parenthood have decreased for both men and women Family Care Certificate compliance is lower for men than for women most Sailors make it their responsibility to discuss birth control with their partner and most say they usually use birth control less than half of female officers and 59 percent of enlisted women would feel comfortable going to a corpsman about birth control. Point-in-time pregnancy rates for E-5 to E-6 and 0-4 and 0-5 have increased. About 36 percent of enlisted pregnancies are planned. The most recent pregnancy of 92 percent of female officers and 66 percent of female enlisted did not occur while they were in a sea duty unit.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE