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  1. Missed opportunities : Teenagers and emergency contraception.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    To determine American teenagers'awareness of and knowledge about emergency contraceptive pills and their likelihood to use them.

    Methods 

    We conducted a nationally representative telephone survey between March 28,1996, and May 5,1996, of 1510 teenagers (757 girls and 753 boys), aged 12 to 18 years, living in the continental United States in households with telephones.

    The sample overrepresented African American, Latino, and low-income teenagers.

    The error attributable to sampling and other random effects for the total sample is ±3 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.

    Results 

    Of the 1510 teenagers, only about one quarter (23%) were aware that « anything » could be done after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy.

    Slightly more (28%) had heard of « morning-after pills » or emergency contraceptive pills.

    Of the 423 teenagers who had heard of emergency contraceptive pills, one third (32%) did not know that a prescription is necessary to obtain them, and three quarters (78%) underestimated how long after unprotected intercourse the emergency contraceptive pill regimen could be initiated.

    Only 9% knew that emergency contraceptive pills are effective as long as 72 hours after unprotected sex.

    After being told about the option of emergency contraceptive pills, two thirds (67%) of teenaged girls said that they would be likely to use emergency contraceptive pills. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Contraception, Urgence, Chimiothérapie, Contraceptif, Voie orale, Education santé, Information biomédicale, Utilisation, Enquête, Etude statistique, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Contraception, Emergency, Chemotherapy, Contraceptive, Oral administration, Health education, Biomedical information, Use, Survey, Statistical study, Human

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0404290

    Code Inist : 002B20A01. Création : 25/01/1999.