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National Survey on Public Perceptions about Contraception

A national random-sample telephone survey conducted between January 19-21, 1996 on Americans perceptions of the risks and benefits associated with oral contraceptives, or The Pill. The survey finds that many American men and women have at least some concerns about the safety of oral contraceptives. These findings were presented at…

Was It Rape?

Neil Gilbert, Professor of Social Welfare, University of California at Berkeley, and Bernice Sandler, Senior Scholar in Residence, National Association for Women in Education, offer differing opinions as to the true extent of the problem of sexual assault in the United States. Gilbert charges that an overly broad definition of…

The Use of Mainstream Media to Encourage Social Responsibility:  The International Experience – Report

The Use of Mainstream Media to Encourage Social Responsibility:The International ExperienceExecutive SummaryThe Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation commissioned the Advocates for Youth Media Project to carry out a study titled The Use of Mainstream Media to Encourage Social Responsibility: The International Experience. The study examines the outcomes of programs using…

The Use of Mainstream Media to Encourage Social Responsibility: The International Experience

An examination of how other countries have used the popular media to promote social responsibility, particularly in the area of sexual and reproductive behavior. In addition to providing an overview about the evolution of “entertainment-education,” the report provides case studies of initiatives world-wide ranging from Mexican “telenovelas” to an Indian…

National Survey Of Obstetricians/Gynecologists On Contraception And Unplanned Pregnancy: Attitudes And Practices With Regard To Abortion

National Survey Of Obstetricians/Gynecologists On Contraception And Unplanned Pregnancy: Attitudes And Practices With Regard To Abortion The survey findings show only one third of obstetricians/gynecologists practicing today perform abortions. Younger doctors, doctors in multi-specialty group practices, and doctors practicing in the South and Midwest are among those least likely to…

National Survey Results on Public Knowledge/Opinions and OB/GYN Practice/Attitudes on Emergency Contraceptives (“Morning-After Pills”) – Policy Brief

EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION: The Answer to America’s Unplanned Pregnancy Problem? March, 1995 OVERVIEW For approximately 20 years, emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs), high-dose oral contraceptivesalso referred to as “morning-after pills,” have been known to prevent pregnancy after unprotectedsex and available in the United States. Findings from a new Kaiser Family Foundation/LouisHarris and…

National Survey on Public Knowledge and Attitudes on Contraception and Unplanned Pregnancy 1995

Nationwide surveys have explored public opinion on these issues, but few surveys have measured the public’s knowledge of unplanned pregnancy, abortion, contraceptive methods and other related topics. The Kaiser Family Foundation commissioned a survey of Americans to identify where the gaps and misperceptions exist in the public’s knowledge of reproductive…

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