To determine womens' beliefs regarding the risks and health benefits of oral contraceptives (OCs).
Between April 26 and June 7, 1991, 207 women completed a self-administered questionnaire at the Yale University Health Services evaluating their perceptions of the risks and benefits of OC agents.
The mean age of the study population was 30.2 years (range 16-68), and more than 90% of the study group had at least 1 year of college education.
Forty-nine percent of the study group believed there are substantial risks to OC use.
Between 80-95% of women were unaware of the following health benefits of OCs: decreased risks of endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, anemia, and benign breast disease.
Mots-clés Pascal : Contraception, Bénéfice, Voie orale, Facteur risque, Information, Femelle, Connecticut, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Enquête
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Contraception, Profit, Oral administration, Risk factor, Information, Female, Connecticut, United States, North America, America, Human, Inquiry
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0635013
Code Inist : 002B20A01. Création : 199406.