TITLE

CONTRACEPTIVE KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND USE AMONG WOMEN ATTENDING HEALTH CLINICS IN ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIAN FEDERATION

AUTHOR(S)
Chalmers, Beverley; Sand, Michael; Muggah, Henry; Oblivanova, Lydia; Almazova, Nelli; Tkatchenko, Elena
PUB. DATE
July 1998
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;Summer98, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p129
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the knowledge of contraceptive, attitude and use of it among women attending health clinic in St. Petersburg, Russia. The countries of Central and Eastern Europe lag behind the countries of Western Europe on most indicators of health, including those relating to maternal and child health. These countries are at the lowest end of the scale on many indicators of health. Disease prevention and health promotion have not been a priority, and the current level of provision of broad-based health services would be considered very inadequate by Western standards. In Russia, attitudes toward modem contraceptive methods have been quite negative. Surgical sterilization is unacceptable for most men, although some women have begun to consider it a viable option, and health care providers generally discourage it. Until 1987, the Soviet ministry of health actively discouraged the use of oral contraceptives and many Russian women have received misinformation regarding the supposed carcinogenic effects of oral contraceptives.
ACCESSION #
1098835

 

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