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Contraceptive knowledge and use following structured counseling for women seeking walk-in pregnancy testing or emergency contraception

Rapkin, Rachel (2013) Contraceptive knowledge and use following structured counseling for women seeking walk-in pregnancy testing or emergency contraception. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

Women seeking walk-in pregnancy testing (WIP) and emergency contraception (EC) are at high risk for unintended pregnancy. We evaluated the effect of structured contraceptive counseling on contraceptive knowledge and use 3 months after women sought WIP or EC from a Title X clinic in Pittsburgh. Women aged 15-45 who sought WIP or EC and wanted to avoid pregnancy for at least 6 months were asked to complete a telephone survey three months after their clinic visit. We compared responses from patients seen before (Jan-Aug 2011) and after the clinic began offering brief structured counseling about highly effective reversible contraceptives to all women seeking EC or WIP (Aug 2011-May 2013). Five hundred ten women enrolled in the study; 168 prior to and 342 following implementation of the counseling intervention. After the introduction of structured counseling, more women had accurate knowledge of the relative effectiveness of intrauterine contraception (IUC) (40% vs 11%, p


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master's Thesis)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Rapkin, Rachel
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairLaPorte, Ronaldronaldlaporte@gmail.comUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberSchwarz, E. BimlaSchwarzeb@upmc.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 25 June 2013
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Multidisciplinary MPH
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 07 May 2015 14:28
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2018 00:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19153

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