Posted October 07, 2018 06:04:49 The new study of U.S. women’s attitudes toward birth control suggests there is an acceptance of the need to use birth control, even when it isn’t mandated.
The results suggest women don.t think the pill is the only option.
The survey of 5,500 women was conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics in 2015 and the findings are based on a large sample of U,S.
adults and women ages 18 to 44.
The researchers, who conducted the survey from August through October, found a significant gender gap when it came to women’s willingness to use the pill.
Forty-three percent of women said they had had a pill taken at some point, compared to 39 percent of men.
Women were more likely than men to say they used the pill to prevent pregnancy, but they were not as likely as men to cite the pill as a way to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
More than half of women who took the pill said they would continue using it to prevent STIs or other health problems if they needed it.
Only 29 percent of people who had used the birth control pill said the use of the pill was essential for them, compared with 46 percent of those who did not.
More than three-quarters of women and nearly half of men said they used a birth control method because they felt it was the only way to stop pregnancy, according to the survey.
“The prevalence of pill use among young women and young men has been declining in the past two decades, and women are much more likely to be using birth control than men,” said Sarah Koehn, a study author and a research associate in the NCHS Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) Research Division.
“This finding is consistent with other research showing that women are more likely and more willing to use hormonal contraception than men are.
But when we look at the overall level of pill usage among both sexes, the trend is very clear.
It’s women who are more and more likely not to use a birth method.”
The study also found a higher level of satisfaction with the Pill among women than among men, with 69 percent of females saying they had used a pill and 56 percent of males saying the same.
“For a lot of women, the Pill has become an important part of their contraceptive plan and they are happy to use it,” Koehm said.
“However, there is a very small percentage of women that do not use the Pill and it is still a very effective contraceptive method.”
Women’s attitudes on using the pill vary by age, with older women less likely to use and older men more likely.
The study did not include responses from women who have never used the Pill, and many were not aware of the Pill’s availability.
“Some of the women who didn’t use the birth Control pill were surprised to find that women in their 30s and 40s were more willing than women in the 50s and 60s to use one,” Kuehn said.
Women who did use the pills had lower levels of depression, anxiety and depression-related symptoms than women who did nothing.
They also reported lower levels, on average, of STIs.
Women in their 40s and 50s also reported the most common reasons for not using the Pill were not using birth controls, feeling tired, not wanting to become pregnant or because they were unsure of how effective they would be.
“In addition, a majority of women have not heard of the pills,” Kohn said.
While many women have tried birth control before, there are some exceptions, including for those who use it for medical reasons.
“Women who are considering becoming pregnant and those who have recently given birth, have different expectations than other women,” Kiehn said, adding that this is due to the need for a “reliable” method of contraception.
“So women who choose not to have a birth are still choosing to be on the Pill.
They may not know the Pill is available, but it is.”
Koehrns study found that there was a “strong gender gap” when it comes to attitudes toward the Pill when it is not required.
Women are more willing and able to accept the need and need to take the pill if it is prescribed, she said.
However, the majority of people said they were less likely than women to say it is important to have the Pill in their system.
“There is a real disconnect between the pill and women’s experiences of having to use them,” Koeshne said.
In the study, only about half of the respondents who said they could take the Pill said they have taken it in the last two weeks.
This was also true for those in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and older.
Women also were less willing to say the Pill was a necessary or “essential” method for them.
“When we asked