How Do You Make Contraception Decisions?

THE DISCIPLINE OF SCIENCE

Voice your opinions about contraception to help us make the process of choosing a method easier for women throughout the United States!


We are researchers from Dartmouth College and are studying women's and healthcare providers’ views about making decisions about contraception. This will help us develop a tool to support women and their healthcare providers to discuss birth control and make decisions about methods of contraception as a team. Our goal is to help women and their providers to have a conversation about which birth control method best suits meets a woman's particular lifestyle, finances, and preferences using trustworthy and easy-to-understand information that explains the benefits and drawbacks of different methods.

So, we are inviting women aged 15-45 years who use or are interested in learning about contraception, live in the U.S., and are comfortable reading and writing English to complete a 10 minute online survey about making decisions about contraception. More information and this survey is available here.

We are also inviting healthcare providers who offer contraception counseling or prescriptions, live in the U.S., and are comfortable reading and writing English to complete a 10 minute online survey about helping women make decisions about contraception. More information and this survey is available here.

In these surveys, we will ask you to provide some information about yourself and your views and opinions related to making decisions about contraception. All information you provide is anonymous and will be stored in password-protected computer files and will have no bearing on women’s healthcare services. We don't anticipate any risks beyond the risks you experience in everyday life. The study has received approval by the Institutional Review Board at Dartmouth College (CPHS #23963).

Thank you in advance for voicing your opinion and helping us ensure that all women can choose the birth control method that is best for them! Please feel free to forward this information to any others you think may be interested in participating.

Best wishes,
Ms. Kyla Donnelly and Dr. Rachel Thompson, Dartmouth College