Many Women Aren’t Using the Best Birth Control Method for Them — And it’s Not Their Fault by Kyla Z. Donnelly at RH Reality Check
Although many providers are firmly committed to patient-centered contraceptive care, others report using information framing and even “scare tactics” to influence patients about what they perceive is best for them, rather than engaging in open discussion and deliberation. It is not surprising that nearly 40 percent of contraceptive users report not feeling completely satisfied with their current birth control method. These gaps are unacceptable, as research shows that when women are given the tools to identify the contraceptive method that best fits their lifestyle and goals, they are more likely to be satisfied and continue using the method correctly.
To address this challenge, I am working with a team of researchers, patient representatives, and clinicians affiliated with Dartmouth College to engage women and providers in helping design a tool to reposition women’s preferences as central to their contraceptive care.
Voice your opinions about contraception to help us make the process of choosing a method easier for women throughout the United States! at the Dartmouth Center for Healthcare and Delivery Science
We are researchers from Dartmouth College and are studying women’s and healthcare providers’ views about making decisions about contraception. This will help us develop a tool to support women and their healthcare providers to discuss birth control and make decisions about methods of contraception as a team. Our goal is to help women and their providers to have a conversation about which birth control method best suits meets a woman’s particular lifestyle, finances, and preferences using trustworthy and easy-to-understand information that explains the benefits and drawbacks of different methods.
So, we are inviting women aged 15 – 45 years who use or are interested in learning about contraception, live in the U.S., and are comfortable reading and writing English to complete a 10 minute online survey about making decisions about contraception.
Please respond by June 30, 2013.