Navigation Links
Women's Contraceptive Perceptions and Realities Don't Match Up
Date:10/16/2008

ontrol correctly. Yet, when it comes to sex, women using birth control say they worry more about their own or their partner's satisfaction (29 percent) and body image (24 percent) than pregnancy (10 percent) or contracting a sexually-transmitted disease (8 percent).

Twenty-three percent of 18 to 34-year-old women say daily birth control would be most convenient for them, yet 46 percent of women in the same age group who currently use a hormonal contraceptive have more difficulty remembering to use their current method correctly when their daily routine is interrupted.

Of women aged 18 to 34 who currently use birth control, 80 percent use contraception primarily to prevent pregnancy. However, 93 percent of women aged 18 to 34 (both on and off birth control) do not know that half of unintended pregnancies in the United States occur with couples that used some method of birth control.

Another revelation highlighted in the survey data is the degree to which women seek input from people in their lives -- from physicians to their partners, friends and family -- when making decisions about birth control. Sixty-two percent of women indicated they discuss birth control with a potential partner. Women of all ages who currently use, or have previously used hormonal contraceptives, reported that a physician's recommendation was among the top five attributes that are most important to them in choosing a birth control method.

"The findings from this survey signal that while we may be living at a time when women have many contraceptive options and are empowered to make their own informed decisions, many are either dissatisfied with or have concerns about their method," says Dr. Minkin. "Overall, this is a wake-up call for women to evaluate how happy they really are with their current method and recognize that they don't have to settle for the status quo when it comes to birth control options."

For complete survey results, visit

SOURCE Schering-Plough
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Womenshealthchannel Enhancements Support Pregnant Teens
2. UNC trial: oral contraceptives may ease suffering of women with severe PMS
3. Mylan Creates New Womens Health Care Franchise; Signs Agreement with Famy Care to Develop and Supply 22 Oral Contraceptive Products
4. Barr and Bayer Sign Supply and Licensing Agreements for Launch of Generic Yasmin(R) and Yaz(R) Oral Contraceptives
5. IntraHealths Family Planning Work in Rwanda Contributes to Near Three-Fold Increase in Contraceptive Use in Only Three Years
6. Teen Sexual Activity Increases, Contraceptive Use Decreases
7. Ringing endorsement: Women prefer contraceptive ring over patch
8. Oral Contraceptives Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk
9. Canada leads the way in contraceptive compliance
10. Restaurant inspections -- public perceptions vs. reality
11. Nationwide survey reveals differing physician and patient perceptions regarding impact of UC
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2014)... July 30, 2014 Calling all runners in ... to announce it will host a monthly Runner’s Injury ... 2231 Old Brick Road the second Monday of each month ... 8, October 13, November 10 and December 8. , ... Participants, who should wear running shoes and attire, will receive ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... CareSource, a nonprofit, Ohio-based health plan, ... CEO, Wright-Patt Credit Union, to the CareSource Ohio Board ... CEO with an extensive background in leading credit unions. ... chief operating officer at Wright-Patt Credit Union (WPCU) in ... Wright-Patt Credit Union that has realized more than seven ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... July 30, 2014 Park Cities ... instituted company-wide staff meetings this month to reinforce best ... Ms. White chose to institute the meetings when ... and amongst staff has become over the past decade. ... her business that allow for quicker processing of customer ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... of traumatic events experienced during deployment, returning National ... drinking problem if faced with civilian life setbacks, ... financial and legal problemsall commonplace in military families. ... University,s Mailman School of Public Health are published ... Medicine . , Alcohol abuse is a major ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... who are born with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) can ... cells, according to experts led by Memorial Sloan Kettering,s ... development of transplant protocols. Their review will be published ... England Journal of Medicine . , SCID is a ... to severely malfunction. When this breakdown occurs, babies no ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Tidewater Physical Therapy to Host Monthly Runner’s Injury Clinic at 3 Sports Glen Allen Location 2Health News:Tidewater Physical Therapy to Host Monthly Runner’s Injury Clinic at 3 Sports Glen Allen Location 3Health News:Dallas-Based Park Cities Pet Sitter Stresses the Importance of Mindful Communication in This Month’s Staff Meetings, In Addition to Teaching the Signs of Burnout 2Health News:Dallas-Based Park Cities Pet Sitter Stresses the Importance of Mindful Communication in This Month’s Staff Meetings, In Addition to Teaching the Signs of Burnout 3Health News:Dallas-Based Park Cities Pet Sitter Stresses the Importance of Mindful Communication in This Month’s Staff Meetings, In Addition to Teaching the Signs of Burnout 4Health News:Vets' alcohol problems linked to stress on the home front 2Health News:Transplantation shown to be highly effective in treating immune deficiency in children 2
... Wis. , March 15 National Alliance of ... Association,s Institute for Quality and Patient Safety and the New ... they are sponsoring an initiative to expand the number of ... Jersey Wound Care Certification Initiative. This new initiative was borne ...
... FORT WORTH, Texas , March 15 ... a growing  provider of specialty medical products, announced today ... the DFCon 10 Global Diabetic Foot Conference in ... is more than 1000 physicians, clinicians, researchers, scientists, and ...
... naltrexone improves odds of not drinking, researchers say , ... the antidepressant Zoloft (sertraline) and the alcoholism drug naltrexone ... and alcohol dependence will be able to stop drinking, ... patients found that 54 percent of those who received ...
... A potent new inhibitor of HIV, derived from bananas, ... transmission of HIV, according to a University of Michigan Medical ... emerging interest in lectins, naturally occurring chemicals in plants, because ... leads to a variety of infections. In laboratory ...
... HONG KONG , March 15 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- ... Code: 801), China,s leading,integrated healthcare device and ... shareholders (the "Shareholders") have approved at an,Extraordinary General Meeting ... the board of directors ("the Board") to change the ...
... nurse specialist at the Christiana Care Breast Center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, is the 2010 recipient of the Pearl Moore Making a Difference Award from the ... ... ... ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Jersey Approves Initiative to Expand the Number of Wound Care Certified Professionals 2Health News:New Jersey Approves Initiative to Expand the Number of Wound Care Certified Professionals 3Health News:New Jersey Approves Initiative to Expand the Number of Wound Care Certified Professionals 4Health News:New Jersey Approves Initiative to Expand the Number of Wound Care Certified Professionals 5Health News:Wound Management Technologies, Inc. Announces Conference Plans and Clinical Data Presentation at Leading Diabetic Foot Conference 2Health News:Wound Management Technologies, Inc. Announces Conference Plans and Clinical Data Presentation at Leading Diabetic Foot Conference 3Health News:Wound Management Technologies, Inc. Announces Conference Plans and Clinical Data Presentation at Leading Diabetic Foot Conference 4Health News:Wound Management Technologies, Inc. Announces Conference Plans and Clinical Data Presentation at Leading Diabetic Foot Conference 5Health News:University of Michigan scientists identify chemical in bananas as potent inhibitor of HIV infection 2Health News:Golden Meditech Shareholders Approves of Name Change 2Health News:Golden Meditech Shareholders Approves of Name Change 3Health News:Christiana Care Health System's Darcy Burbage Receives Oncology Nursing Society Award 2Health News:Christiana Care Health System's Darcy Burbage Receives Oncology Nursing Society Award 3
(Date:7/30/2014)... SAN ANTONIO , July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... technology company focused on innovating lifesaving devices and ... closed $4.5 million in Series A financing, which ... .  Proceeds from the deal will allow Bluegrass ... Inside-Out Access Catheter System, enhance manufacturing capabilities, and ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... , July 30, 2014 ... and CUDA programming expertise to big data, aerospace ... eInfochips, a leading engineering R&D services ... to develop NVIDIA GPU-powered solutions for aerospace ... high-performance computing (HPC), industrial , and ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... , July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The global ... of products, methods, applications, end users, and geographies. ... in the microbial identification market. This favorable growth ... (per test) and the time required for microbial ... technological advancements. Furthermore, genotypic methods have high applications ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Bluegrass Vascular Technologies Raises $4.5M Series A Financing Led By Targeted Technology Funds 2eInfochips to Develop NVIDIA GPU-powered Solutions for Aerospace and Defense, Medical Imaging, HPC and Visual Computing 2Microbial Identification Market Growing at 5.9% CAGR to 2019: Global Forecast in New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Microbial Identification Market Growing at 5.9% CAGR to 2019: Global Forecast in New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Microbial Identification Market Growing at 5.9% CAGR to 2019: Global Forecast in New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 4Microbial Identification Market Growing at 5.9% CAGR to 2019: Global Forecast in New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 5Microbial Identification Market Growing at 5.9% CAGR to 2019: Global Forecast in New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 6
For the qualitative detection of single and multiple drugs and drug metabolites in human urine...
Escherichia coli - For the qualitative detection of Escherichia coli 0157 and 0157:H7 in food products Accessories BinaxNOW EH E.coli 0157 & 0157:H7 Control Swab Pack (510-000) ...
... the qualitative differential detection ... antigen and an antigen that ... species of malaria:plasmodium falciparum (P.f), ... (P.o) and Plasmodium malariae (P.m) ...
For the qualitative detection of antibodies to Treponema pallidum in human serum, plasma and whole blood specimens...
Medicine Products: