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Article: An international study on the acceptability of a once-a-month pill

TitleAn international study on the acceptability of a once-a-month pill
Authors
KeywordsContraception
Contraceptive pill
Mifepristone
Issue Date1999
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
Human Reproduction, 1999, v. 14 n. 12, p. 3018-3022 How to Cite?
AbstractTotals of 450 women attending family planning clinics in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Edinburgh, and 468 in Cape Town, completed a questionnaire designed to seek their views on a contraceptive pill which would be taken only once each month. At least two-thirds of the women in all centres liked the idea of a once-a-month pill. In Hong Kong, Cape Town and Edinburgh, women preferred a pill which inhibited ovulation to one which inhibited implantation, while in all centres a pill which worked after implantation (early menstrual inducer) was considered unacceptable by over half the women. A pill which was taken after a missed menstrual period was considered preferable in all centres, perhaps because it would not be used every month but rather only if pregnancy had occurred. No demographic characteristics, contraceptive experiences or beliefs were consistently correlated with attitudes towards a once-a-month pill, except that women who would not consider having an abortion were more likely to dislike a method that either prevented, or worked after, implantation. A once-a-month pill is now technically possible, although the major drawback is the need to determine when it should be taken. It is reassuring that many women from a variety of different cultures and with widely different experiences, would find this an attractive approach to contraception.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87262
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2015 Impact Factor: 4.621
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.271
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dc.contributor.authorGlasier, AFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSmith, KBen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Len_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, PCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorVan Der Spuy, Zen_HK
dc.contributor.authorBaird, DTen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:27:25Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:27:25Z-
dc.date.issued1999en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHuman Reproduction, 1999, v. 14 n. 12, p. 3018-3022en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0268-1161en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87262-
dc.description.abstractTotals of 450 women attending family planning clinics in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Edinburgh, and 468 in Cape Town, completed a questionnaire designed to seek their views on a contraceptive pill which would be taken only once each month. At least two-thirds of the women in all centres liked the idea of a once-a-month pill. In Hong Kong, Cape Town and Edinburgh, women preferred a pill which inhibited ovulation to one which inhibited implantation, while in all centres a pill which worked after implantation (early menstrual inducer) was considered unacceptable by over half the women. A pill which was taken after a missed menstrual period was considered preferable in all centres, perhaps because it would not be used every month but rather only if pregnancy had occurred. No demographic characteristics, contraceptive experiences or beliefs were consistently correlated with attitudes towards a once-a-month pill, except that women who would not consider having an abortion were more likely to dislike a method that either prevented, or worked after, implantation. A once-a-month pill is now technically possible, although the major drawback is the need to determine when it should be taken. It is reassuring that many women from a variety of different cultures and with widely different experiences, would find this an attractive approach to contraception.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHuman Reproductionen_HK
dc.rightsHuman Reproduction. Copyright © Oxford University Press.en_HK
dc.subjectContraceptionen_HK
dc.subjectContraceptive pillen_HK
dc.subjectMifepristoneen_HK
dc.titleAn international study on the acceptability of a once-a-month pillen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1093/humrep/14.12.3018-
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