Journal article

Understandings of the 'natural' body: a comparison of the views of users and providers of emergency contraception.

LA Keogh

Sexual Health | Published : 2005


BACKGROUND: 'Natural' is a pervasive discourse with mixed meanings in contemporary society. I was interested in how users and providers of emergency contraception conceptualised the 'natural' body in contraceptive decision making. METHOD: Thirty-two users and 19 providers of emergency contraception from three sites in metropolitan Melbourne were interviewed, or participated in focus groups, about emergency contraceptive use, contraceptive decision making and perceptions of risk. The qualitative data were transcribed and coded to identify the key ways that both users and providers perceived the 'natural' body. RESULTS: Providers and users adopted different frameworks for interpreting the disc..

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