Effect of a brief educational intervention on the attitudes of young women toward the intrauterine device.

@article{Whitaker2010EffectOA,
  title={Effect of a brief educational intervention on the attitudes of young women toward the intrauterine device.},
  author={Amy K Whitaker and Mishka S Terplan and Melanie A. Gold and Lisa M. Johnson and Mitchell D Creinin and Bryna J Harwood},
  journal={Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={116-20}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE The intrauterine device (IUD) is underused by young women, who are at high risk for unintended pregnancy. We aimed to assess the impact of a brief educational intervention on the attitudes of young women toward intrauterine contraception and to assess characteristics associated with a change in attitude. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS This is a planned secondary analysis of a survey of 144 women, aged 14-24 years, which assessed attitudes toward the IUD. INTERVENTION The… CONTINUE READING