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Peripartum contraceptive attitudes and practices.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15504377     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During pregnancy and the postpartum period, women may be more receptive to different methods of contraception for postpartum use. Few studies have focused on the peripartum population. In this study, currently pregnant and postpartum women were surveyed about their attitudes toward contraception, particularly in relation to the index pregnancy. Important contraceptive attributes for women included reliability, efficacy, and safety during breast-feeding, especially in the postpartum period. Over 80% of women surveyed were using contraception prior to pregnancy, but nearly 20% were not satisfied with the method used. Dissatisfaction with their method was more likely among women whose pregnancy was unplanned (36% vs. 9%). Over 40% of peripartum women indicated a desire to change their contraceptive after delivery. Sixty-five percent of women had received only limited information about intrauterine contraception before the survey. The results indicate that childbirth has a profound effect on contraceptive priorities and desires, especially toward long-term methods.
Carrie Cwiak; Tara Gellasch; Miriam Zieman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contraception     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0010-7824     ISO Abbreviation:  Contraception     Publication Date:  2004 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-26     Completed Date:  2005-03-10     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234361     Medline TA:  Contraception     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  383-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Contraceptive Agents, Female / supply & distribution*
Georgia / epidemiology
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Interviews as Topic
Intrauterine Devices / supply & distribution
Middle Aged
Postpartum Period / psychology*
Pregnancy / psychology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptive Agents, Female

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