Urban female family medicine patients' perceptions about intrauterine contraception.

@article{Rubin2010UrbanFF,
  title={Urban female family medicine patients' perceptions about intrauterine contraception.},
  author={Susan E Rubin and Ilana Winrob},
  journal={Journal of women's health},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={735-40}
}
AIMS Improper and inconsistent contraceptive use contributes to the unintended pregnancy rate. The intrauterine device (IUD) is an effective, safe method of contraception that cannot be used improperly or inconsistently. However, it is relatively underused in the United States. We developed a qualitative study to better understand patient beliefs and attitudes that may act as a barrier to acceptance or use of an IUD. METHODS We conducted semistructured interviews with a convenience sample of… CONTINUE READING