Knowledge, Awareness, Perceptions, and Use of Emergency Contraceptives among Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence
Emergency contraception awareness, knowledge, perceptions, and likelihood of use in the future for the sample.
Total Sample ()
Likelihood of future EC use
Reasons for not using EC in the future
Believe partner would not approve
Donot know where to get it
Lack of transportation
Lack of money to buy it
Believe she could not tolerate side effects
Has moral or religious objections
Knowledge among those aware of EC
If a woman is already pregnant EC will cause an abortion
EC may cause problems with becoming pregnant later
Perceptions among those aware of EC
Believe that EC is effective
Believe that EC is safe
*“Those unaware answered no or donot know to the questions, “if a woman has just had sex and thinks that she might become pregnant, is there anything she can do in the next few days to prevent pregnancy?” and, “have you ever heard of morning-after pills, also called emergency contraceptive pills?” Low knowledge and high knowledge indicate the woman was aware of EC and correctly answered at least of 2 or 3 of the 4 questions on EC knowledge (i.e., prescription required, correct timing after unprotected sex, does not cause abortion, and does not cause problems with pregnancy in the future), respectively.
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