Balancing effectiveness, side-effects and work : women's perceptions and experiences with modern contraceptive technology in Cambodia.
This community-based study presents the results of 17 focus-group discussions primarily among poor married women of reproductive age in urban and rural Cambodia regarding their experiences with modern contraceptive methods and their preferences for different technical attributes, including effectiveness, mode of administration, secrecy and rapid return of fertility.
Key findings indicate that women who use modern contraceptive technologies desire highly effective methods of birth control.
Cambodian women are primarily interested in longer-acting methods, view weight gain positively and are less concerned about a rapid return to fertility upon discontinuation of a method or secrecy from their partners.
Women report a high level of side-effects as well as a high level of individual variation between side-effects and each modern contraceptive method used.
Women with more knowledge and experience of modern contraceptive technologies alter their preference for highly effective methods based on a method's perceived suitability.
Specifically, women may switch from a modern method associated with negative side-effects to a lesser effective traditional method, either to take a break from unwanted side-effects or discontinue modern methods altogether, if another suitable method is unavailable. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Cambodge, Asie, Evaluation, Homme, Femelle, Santé, Contraception, Planning familial, Perception, Préférence, Milieu urbain, Milieu rural, Autoévaluation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cambodia, Asia, Evaluation, Human, Female, Health, Contraception, Family planning, Perception, Preference, Urban environment, Rural environment, Self evaluation
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0392570
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 22/03/2000.