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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Women's preferences for vaginal antimicrobial contraceptives II - Preferred characteristics according to women's age and socioeconomic status|
de Padua, KS
|Abstract:||A study was carried out to identify characteristics that women would want for an idealized vaginal contraceptive and the possible association of these characteristics with age and socioeconomic status. The study was done in Campinas, Sao Paulo State, Brazil. A total of 635 women were selected by age and socioeconomic status, using the "social network" technique. Almost half were adolescents (15-19 years old) and the rest were adults (20-45 years old). Half were of low socioeconomic status and the rest of medium-high status. The data were analyzed with SPSS PC(R) and EPI-INFO(R) 6.0. Logistic regression and chi(2) were used for the analysis. Despite some differences found between age and socioeconomic status in regard to the characteristics desired for the idealized method, most of the participants expressed the same preferences. The results indicate that women would like the idealized method to be a cream, rather than a suppository, with no odor or flavor, to be colorless, to be placed in the vagina with an applicator well before coitus, and to offer protection against sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.|
|Editor:||Elsevier Science Inc|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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