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Women’s perceptions and reasons for choosing the pill, patch, or ring in the CHOICE study: a cross-sectional survey of contraceptive method selection after counseling

Christian Egarter1*, Brigitte Frey Tirri2, Johannes Bitzer3, Vyacheslav Kaminskyy4, Björn J Oddens5, Vera Prilepskaya6, Arie Yeshaya7, Maya Marintcheva-Petrova8 and Steven Weyers9

Author Affiliations

1 Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

2 Frauenklinik, Kantonsspital Baselland, Bruderholz, Switzerland

3 Frauenklinik, Universitätsspital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

4 P.L. Shupik National Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education, Kiev, Ukraine

5 Global Medical Affairs, Merck, Sharpe & Dohme Corp., Oss, The Netherlands

6 Scientific Center of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation

7 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

8 Biostatistics and Research Decision Sciences, Merck, Sharpe & Dohme Corp., Oss, The Netherlands

9 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium

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BMC Women's Health 2013, 13:9  doi:10.1186/1472-6874-13-9

Published: 28 February 2013

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Additional file 1: Table S1:

Four most frequently cited reasons women selected the pill, patch or ring after counseling (all countries combined) .

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Additional file 2: Table S2:

Four most frequently cited reasons women did not select the pill, patch or ring (all countries combined) .

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