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Pourquoi les nullipares ne choisissent pas plus le DIU ?‎ Enquête auprès de femmes

Abstract : The number of abortions in France remains stable in recent years despite a large distribution of contraception. 2/3 of abortions are due to contraceptive failures, including the pill failure, which is the most prevalent method among young women. Since 2004, the copper IUD is authorized for nulliparous. However, it is rarely used in this population (1.3% in 2010) and remains the prerogative of older women, and multiparous. We wanted to know the opinions and knowledge of nulliparous about copper IUD. For this, we distributed anonymous questionnaires from them in three centers in Grenoble city. 190 questionnaires were analyzed. Only 48% of women previously received information from the health practitioners on the IUD. 80% of nulliparous would not choose this contraceptive way at short-term. The main reluctances are the fear of having a foreign body inside their womb and the fear of pain with device insertion. The main reasons of interest are the simplicity of use and the non-requirement of hormones. Age, study level, place of residence and marital status do not influence the choice of this method. After a quiz evaluation, 73% of women correctly answered at least four questions over seven and therefore have sufficient knowledge. These data show that nulliparous women are quiet reluctant to use the IUD. However, their fears are based on many misconceptions that could easily be removed by appropriate information from health practitioners.
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Anne-Laure Chanzy Waroquet. Pourquoi les nullipares ne choisissent pas plus le DIU ?‎ Enquête auprès de femmes. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2013. ⟨dumas-00862248⟩



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