The objective of this study was to examine factors associated with willingness to use the contraceptive vaginal ring among college students.
Material and Methods
We electronically surveyed a random sample of female undergraduates. Factors associated with willingness to use the contraceptive vaginal ring were evaluated using a logistic regression model.
Six hundred ninety-one women answered the survey. Willingness to use the contraceptive vaginal ring was positively associated with willingness to use the contraceptive patch, being employed at least 20 h/week, acceptability of a monthly contraceptive, acceptability of self-insertion, acceptability of feeling ring during intercourse and concern over potential hormonal side effects. Willingness to use the contraceptive vaginal ring was negatively associated with current use of oral contraceptives.
Busy lifestyle and acceptance of its characteristics were associated with willingness to use the contraceptive vaginal ring. Counseling should focus on addressing women's concerns about vaginal administration and side effects.
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Published online: May 26, 2007
Accepted: March 21, 2007
Received in revised form: March 18, 2007
Received: February 27, 2007
���This work was supported by an investigator-initiated research award from Organon Pharmaceuticals.
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