"We have to be mythbusters": Clinician attitudes about the legitimacy of patient concerns and dissatisfaction with contraception.

  title={"We have to be mythbusters": Clinician attitudes about the legitimacy of patient concerns and dissatisfaction with contraception.},
  author={Lindsay M. Stevens},
  journal={Social science \& medicine},

“This is what the truth is”: Provider-patient interactions serving as barriers to contraception

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'I feel like a person has a right to use a product to protect themselves….

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Women’s perspectives on long-acting reversible contraception: a critical scoping review of qualitative research

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A qualitative analysis of approaches to contraceptive counseling.

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More Than a Destination: Contraceptive Decision Making as a Journey.

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This study analyzes contraceptive counseling visits to understand how clinicians discursively construct knowledge in the context of uncertainty, and finds that while some present the uncertainty of side effects in a straightforward, patient-accessible way, others negotiate their predictions by differentially constructing uncertainty.

Contraceptive use and discontinuation: findings from the contraceptive history, initiation, and choice study.

Identifying counseling needs of nulliparous adolescent intrauterine contraceptive users: a qualitative approach.

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Misinformation and negative information about IUDs are prevalent in social communication, and the information transmitted through social networks differs from the information never-users wish to receive.