To investigate the contraceptive practices and attitudes of residents in obstetrics and gynecology, both personally and professionally.
We conducted a national survey of obstetrics and gynecology residents.
One thousand ninety-one questionnaires (29% of those mailed) were returned, representing 3761 residents in 218 of the 275 programs surveyed.
Less than 2% of this population wishing to avoid conception failed to use contraception.
The oral contraceptive (OC) pill, the most common current method of contraception (59%), was significantly more prevalent among female residents than among female partners of male residents (P<. 001).
Condom use was more prevalent among male residents than among partners of female residents (P=005).
When controlled for age, parity, and marital status, and using log linear analysis, gender had a statistically significant impact on the use of several contraceptive methods.
Female residents were five times more likely than a comparably educated, nonphysician group of women to use OCs.
Twenty-six percent of respondents stated that they would not use the intrauterine device (IUD) personally, but might recommend it to their patients.
Residents in obstetrics and gynecology demonstrate a high prevalence of contraceptive use.
Controlling for demographic variables, we found that male and female residents have different attitudes on contraceptive use.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pratique professionnelle, Contraception, Sexualité, Reproduction, Comportement, Obstétrique, Gynécologie, Résident, Comportement individuel, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Professional practice, Contraception, Sexuality, Reproduction, Behavior, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Resident, Individual behavior, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0336973
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 01/03/1996.