Contraceptive practice and attitudes in former Soviet women.

  title={Contraceptive practice and attitudes in former Soviet women.},
  author={Visser APh and I. N. Pavlenko and L Remmenick and N P Bruyniks and Phillippe Lehert},
  journal={Advances in contraception : the official journal of the Society for the Advancement of Contraception},
  volume={9 1},
For decades, abortion has been the principal birth control method for Soviet women. As indicated by some earlier local surveys, most couples use unreliable methods. Little is known about the latest trends in contraceptive use affected by the recent general liberalization of Soviet society, including more open attitudes about sex. A survey was conducted in 1991 via a questionnaire in the popular 'Health' magazine with national circulation. A total of 8059 women returned the questionnaire. The… CONTINUE READING


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