This study examined correlates of Norplant selection and satisfaction among low-income women.
Interviews were completed in family planning clinics in 4 Florida counties with 1152 Norplant users and 1268 nonusers, with follow-up interviews with a subsample up to I year later.
Logistic regression models estimated the associations of socio-demographic and medical characteristics with Norplant selection and method satisfaction.
Odds ratios for Norplant selection were significantly greater among women who planned to have children in 5 or more years, those who were offered'Norplant. those who lived in Palm Beach County, those who were using drugs, and those who were Medicaid clients.
Women younger than 17 and those who learned about Norplant from a friend were twice as likely as others to select Norplant.
Ninety-two percent of Norplant users were satisfied with the method ; women with side effects and those who felt pressure to select a method were significantly less likely than others to be satisfied.
Norplant provides an acceptable and satisfying method of birth control for many low-income women.
Proper counseling about all methods of birth control and about Norplant's side effects remains critical to the appropriate delivery of this method.
Mots-clés Pascal : Contraception, Satisfaction, Pauvreté, Statut socioéconomique, Autoperception, Evaluation, Homme, Femelle, Floride, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Contraception, Satisfaction, Poverty, Socioeconomic status, Self perception, Evaluation, Human, Female, Florida, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0413835
Code Inist : 002B20A02. Création : 25/01/1999.