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Les réseaux sociaux comme source d’information sur la contraception chez les sujets de 18 à 25 ans en Haute-Savoie

Abstract : Introduction. In 2018, 94% of 18-24 year olds went to social media. 15% of French people exchanged on social media and forums for their health. In addition, 92% of women affected by contraception had one. However, the rate of abortion increased by 3% compared to the previous year with a maximum rate among 20-24 year olds. With more and more patients being connected, the main objective of this work was to quantify the use of social media by subjects aged 18 to 25 in Haute-Savoie to seek contraceptive information. Materials and Methods. Quantitative descriptive epidemiological study conducted by anonymous paper questionnaires between June and October 2019 in Haute-Savoie with subjects aged 18-25. The primary outcome was the number of subjects who have used social media at least once to seek contraceptive information. Results. Out of 302 subjects included, 43.05% consulted the social media at least once for contraception after standardization. Women and 18-19 year olds were in the majority. Pill, condom and copper intrauterine device were the three main contraceptives. YouTube, Facebook and Instagram were the three main social media used and considered to be the most reliable. 74.6% had received contraceptive information by chance. Subjects rated social media "neither reliable nor unreliable" for contraception. 58.6% wanted the creation of a dedicated social media. 54% used the internet for contraception. The subjects were "somewhat satisfied" with the contraceptive information found on the Internet and the social media. Conclusion. A social media dedicated to contraception could represent an attractive platform for contraceptive education purposes. Social media appear to be the partners of choice for the doctor and advising them would demonstrate the complementarity of these sources. With digital developments, the adaptation of medical practices seems inevitable.
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Pauline Briand, Marine Loctin. Les réseaux sociaux comme source d’information sur la contraception chez les sujets de 18 à 25 ans en Haute-Savoie. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2020. ⟨dumas-03039958⟩



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