Young women's preferences for contraceptive education: The importance of the clinician in three U.S. health centers in 2017-2018

Carley Zeal, Rachel Paul, Megan Dorsey, Mary C. Politi, Tessa Madden

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Abstract

Objective: We explored women's preferences for contraceptive education and assess the role of the clinician in delivering this education in three U.S. health centers in 2017-2018. Study design: We recruited women ages 16 to 29 presenting for gynecologic care at 3 clinical sites. Respondents completed a survey about preferences for receipt of contraceptive information and trustworthiness of information sources. Results: We included 270 respondents’ surveys (77.6% of approached). Clinicians were the most preferred (87.0%) and trusted (83.5%) source of contraceptive information, and 69.0% said a clinician's recommendation made a source more trustworthy. Conclusions: Clinicians are a trusted source of contraceptive information; their recommendations of other educational resources may improve acceptance by patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-555
Number of pages3
JournalContraception
Volume104
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2021

Keywords

  • Clinician
  • Contraception
  • Education
  • Preferences

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