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dc.creatorLopez-del-Burgo, C. (Cristina)-
dc.creatorMikolajczyk, R.T. (Rafael T.)-
dc.creatorOsorio, A. (Alfonso)-
dc.creatorCarlos, S. (Silvia)-
dc.creatorErrasti, T. (Tania)-
dc.creatorIrala, J. (Jokin) de-
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-28T15:23:25Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-28T15:23:25Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-
dc.identifier.citationLopez-del Burgo C, Mikolajczyk RT, Osorio A, Carlos S, Errasti Alcala T and de Irala J (2012). Knowledge and beliefs about mechanism of action of birth control methods among European women. Contraception, 85, 69-77.es_ES
dc.identifier.issn0010-7824-
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10171/19111-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Adequate knowledge is essential for making informed decisions. We attempted to determine the level of knowledge about mechanisms of action of birth control methods in five representative samples of European women. Study design: Randomly selected women, aged 18-49 years, completed an anonymous survey in Germany, France, the UK, Sweden and Romania (N=1137). Participants were asked about how contraceptive methods work and if providers should inform them about this issue. Multiple linear regression was used to evaluate women’s characteristics associated with their knowledge of mechanisms of action. Results: The majority of women identified the unequivocal mode of action of condoms, sterilization and abortion. Less than 2% identified all possible mechanisms of action of hormonal contraceptives and intrauterine devices. Highly-educated women correctly identified the mechanism or mechanisms of action of more methods than less educated women (β coef.=0.22, 95%CI=0.01-0.43). Regardless of their sociodemographic characteristics and their belief about when human life begins, most women (75%) stated that the provider should inform them about possible postfertilization effects. Conclusions: European women have low knowledge about mechanisms of action of several contraceptive methods. The majority want to be informed about possible postfertilization effects. Since adequate knowledge is essential for making informed decisions, providers are encouraged to inform women about all possible mechanisms of action of contraceptives.es_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_ES
dc.subjectMechanism of actiones_ES
dc.subjectInformed choicees_ES
dc.subjectBirth control methodses_ES
dc.subjectOral contraceptiveses_ES
dc.subjectEC pilles_ES
dc.subjectIntrauterine deviceses_ES
dc.titleKnowledge and Beliefs about Mechanism of Action of Birth Control Methods among European Womenes_ES
dc.typeArticuloes_ES
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010782411001727es_ES

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