Are Women Adequately Informed by Publications on Contraception? An International PerspectiveKraetschmer K*
Austrian American Medical Research Institute, Austria
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- Kraetschmer K
Austrian American Medical Research Institute
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Received date: January 10, 2017; Accepted date: January 24, 2017; Published date: January 30, 2017
Citation: Kraetschmer K (2017) Are Women Adequately Informed by Publications on Contraception? An International Perspective. J Women's Health Care 6:352. doi: 10.4172/2167-0420.100352
Copyright: © 2017 Kraetschmer K. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The paper argues by way of an international comparison that U.S. research publications as well as public health media provide inadequate information on contraceptive methods. To support this argument, the paper analyses the most salient publications as well as websites of public health agencies and compares them to European publications. It concludes that U.S. research has to intensify efforts to strive for accuracy and completeness to enable women to exert their autonomy as fully informed patients.