Journal article

What qualities of long-acting reversible contraception do women perceive as desirable or undesirable? A systematic review

Jacqueline Coombe, Melissa L Harris, Deborah Loxton

SEXUAL HEALTH | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2016

Abstract

Little research examining qualities of contraception that make them attractive or unattractive to users, particularly young women, exists. The aim of this study is to systemically review the evidence regarding desirable and undesirable qualities of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), including intrauterine devices, the implant and the injection, as perceived by women. Five electronic databases were searched in May 2015 using terms related to LARC and method preference or decision-making. Studies were included if they concerned women aged 18-23 years from developed countries and reported on perceived positive or negative qualities of LARC. Thirty articles were deemed relevant. Five k..

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