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Young women's accounts of factors influencing their use and non-use of emergency contraception: in-depth interview study

Free, C, Lee, RM and Ogden, J (2002) Young women's accounts of factors influencing their use and non-use of emergency contraception: in-depth interview study British Medical Journal, 325 (7377). pp. 1393-1396.

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Abstract

Objectives To explore young women's accounts of their use and non-use of emergency contraception. Design Qualitative study using in-depth interviews. Participants 30 women aged 16-25; participants from socially deprived inner city areas were specifically included. Setting Community, service, and educational settings in the London area. Results Young women's accounts of their non-use of emergency contraception principally concerned evaluations of the risk conferred by different contraceptive behaviours, their evaluations of themselves in needing emergency contraception, and personal difficulties in asking for emergency contraception. Conclusions The attitudes and concerns of young women, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, may make them less able or willing than others to take advantage of recent increases in access to emergency contraception. Interventions that aim to increase the use of emergency contraception need to address the factors that influence young women's non-use of emergency contraception.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Free, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lee, RMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ogden, Jj.ogden@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2002
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 09:08
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:40
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/822414

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