TITLE

SEXUAL ACTIVITY, CONTRACEPTIVE CHOICE, AND SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH INDICATORS AMONG SINGLE CANADIAN WOMEN AGED 15-29: ADDITIONAL FINDINGS FROM THE CANADIAN CONTRACEPTION STUDY

AUTHOR(S)
Fisher, William A.; Boroditsky, Richard
PUB. DATE
June 2000
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;Summer2000, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p79
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper reports on sexual activity, contraceptive choice, and sexual and reproductive health indicators among single Canadian women, aged 15-17, 18-24, and 25-29 who participated in the 1998 Canadian Contraception Study, and provides a more detailed description of these parameters than was available in the initial report of this research. Sexual experience was common in the 15-17 year old cohort of unmarried women and exceeded 80%-90% in the older age cohorts. Most sexually experienced single young women were currently sexually active and over half of them had two or more partners in the previous two years. Contraceptive use at first and last intercourse with current partner was common (about 80% in both cases) whereas consistency of contraceptive use across the last 6 months was reported less often (60% to 82% always used contraception). Condom use was high at first intercourse with current partner, less so at last intercourse, and discouragingly inconsistent over the preceding six-month time period. Sexual health concerns (such as coital pain and inhibited sexual desire) and insufficient attention to reproductive health issues (such as annual Pap smears and monthly breast self examination) were also characteristic of this sample. The results are discussed in comparison with other Canadian research and in relation to the development of effective health education programs, public health policies, and clinical management strategies for the promotion of sexual and reproductive health among younger single women in Canada.
ACCESSION #
4487664

 

Related Articles

  • Family planning.  // Pulse;11/7/2007, Vol. 67 Issue 40, p64 

    The article reports on the three-day training of the Faculty of Family Planning of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Great Britain. The event offers Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (DFSRH) for £400 and practical family planning training for...

  • ESTIMATING THE IMPACT OF BIRTH CONTROL ON FERTILITY RATE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA. Ijaiya, Gafar T.; Raheem, Usman A.; Olatinwo, Abdul Waheed O.; Ijaiya, Munir-Deen A.; Ijaiya, Mukaila A. // Journal of Family Welfare;Jun2008, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p85 

    The article focuses on the findings of a study regarding the impact of birth control on fertility rate in Sub-Saharan Africa. The study shows that the associated t-values of the use of pills, injection and intrauterine device have the expected signs. It notes that only the periodic...

  • Awareness and utilization of modern contraceptives among street women in North-West Ethiopia. Megabiaw, Berihun // BMC Women's Health;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p31 

    Background: Contraception is a major component of reproductive health. Assessing the levels of contraceptive awareness and use helps to identify potential areas of intervention. Hence, this study was conducted to assess awareness, practice and associated factors of modern contraceptives among...

  • The Effect of Drug Consultation Center Guidance on Contraceptive Use Among Women Using Isotretinoin: A Randomized, Controlled Study. Tsur, Lilach; Kozer, Eran; Berkovitch, Matitiahu // Journal of Women's Health (15409996);May2008, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p579 

    Background: Women of reproductive age treated with isotretinoin are required to use two forms of contraceptives, yet adherence to the recommendations is limited. Our objective was to determine if an active intervention by a drug consultation center (DCC) will increase contraceptive use among...

  • OBJECIÓN DE CONCIENCIA Y SALUD REPRODUCTIVA EN CHILE: DOS CASOS PARADIGMÁTICOS. Becerra, Lidia Casas; Castillo, Claudia Dides // Acta Bioéthica;2007, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p199 

    This paper meditates upon conscientious objection and reproductive health in two paradigmatic cases: emergency contraception and voluntary sterilization. Several questions arise regarding conscientious objection towards reproductive health and its ethical (and political) dilemma. As a democratic...

  • are you using the right contraception?  // Cleo;Jan2013, p148 

    The article focuses on several birth control options. The contraceptive ring, which is inserted into the vagina, releases low doses of hormones into the vaginal wall to stop ovulation. The plastic rod is a cost-effective contraception which releases progestogen and lasts for three years. The...

  • ABORTIONS AMONG ISRAELI WOMEN AFTER INTERRUPTION IN CONTRACEPTIVE USE. Slonim-Nevo, Vered // Health & Social Work;Spring1988, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p137 

    Seventy-two Israeli women who underwent abortions were interviewed. Most of those interviewed had used modern contraceptives previously, but not before their most recent pregnancy. The interruption in contraceptive use resulted from adverse side effects of the contraceptives and instability in...

  • Global knowledge/local bodies: Family planning service providers' interpretations of contraceptive knowledge(s). Richey, Lisa Ann // Demographic Research;Jan/Jun2008, Vol. 18, p469 

    Contraceptive technologies and the knowledges that are constructed around them are simultaneously global and local. Family planning methods in the context of international development interventions are interpreted and understood as part of the relationship between meanings that are at once...

  • At Last, the Pill for Men. Williams, Daniel; Ripley, Amanda // Time;10/20/2003, Vol. 162 Issue 16, p61 

    Describes the ongoing development of a reliable contraceptive drug for men. Report of an Australian study which documented the successful test of a male contraceptive drug; Difficulties associated with male contraceptive drugs; Reactions of women to male contraceptive drugs; Question of whether...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics