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A group of women was interviewed about their attitudes to the oral contraceptive pill and their responses were compared with reasons for brand and method changes recorded during their involvement in a prospective study. These histories revealed a complex and changing decision-making process in which the carefully weighed balance between efficacy and perceived health hazards varies in relation to stages in a woman's reproductive life.

Type

Journal article

Journal

British Journal of Family Planning

Publication Date

01/01/1985

Volume

11

Pages

98 - 103