Contraception And Clinical Science: The Place Of Women In Reproductive Technology

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Book Chapter

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Evaluating Women's Health Messages: A Resource Book.


Communication Studies


explore recently published academic literature (medical and social scientific) on contraception / begin by briefly identifying and explaining the types of contraception available in 3 categories: barrier methods, oral contraception, and recent contraceptive technologies / provides the essential framework for identifying 3 primary concerns in women's reproductive health care 1. disease control, 2. lack of integration of research with women's lives, and 3. user implementation] / discuss these concerns at length and examine how current research and contraceptive methods address these issues / briefly look at sociocultural and psychological factors that influence contraceptive choices.