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"Sån naturlig grej att man måste väl ta p-piller liksom." -Resonemang kring preventivmedel av heterosexuella i parrelationer.

Kuczkowski, Sofia LU and Kronvall, Maria LU (2013) SOPA63 20131
School of Social Work
Abstract
Abstract

Authors: Maria Kronvall, Sofia Kuczkowski
Titel:”Such a natural thing, that you have to be on the pill.” –Reflections on contraceptives among heterosexuals in relationships.
Supervisor: Tove Harnett
Assessor: David Hoff

The aim of this study was to examine attitudes and preferences regarding contraceptives among heterosexuals in relationships. It examines how men and women choose contraceptives and why they make these choices in their relationship. We have interviewed 11 women and men in the ages between 21-33. 10 of them were interviewed as couples. All of the interviews were semi-structured and we followed a structure of different themes during the interviews. The informants were asked to describe their experiences with... (More)
Abstract

Authors: Maria Kronvall, Sofia Kuczkowski
Titel:”Such a natural thing, that you have to be on the pill.” –Reflections on contraceptives among heterosexuals in relationships.
Supervisor: Tove Harnett
Assessor: David Hoff

The aim of this study was to examine attitudes and preferences regarding contraceptives among heterosexuals in relationships. It examines how men and women choose contraceptives and why they make these choices in their relationship. We have interviewed 11 women and men in the ages between 21-33. 10 of them were interviewed as couples. All of the interviews were semi-structured and we followed a structure of different themes during the interviews. The informants were asked to describe their experiences with different contraceptives, and how they decided on their current method. We have organized the informants' answers in different categories such as; safety, side effects, cost and comfort. We found that most of the couples did not make their decision about contraceptives together as a result of a discussion. The priorities and the choices were mostly made by the women and they were also the ones who mainly took the responsibility and initiative regarding contraceptives. The majority of the women in this study had used birth control pills at some point in their current relationship. Most of the women felt skeptic and worried about taking hormones, but some continued to use the pill anyway. Compared to their girlfriends, the men talked very little about worrying. The women changed to another kind of birth control pill or tried a different method only if they experienced negative side effects, or were strongly against taking hormones. Condoms were only used as a second choice and in many cases as a last resort. It was mostly seen as a temporary contraceptive in periods of being single, or in the beginning of a relationship. Both men and women agreed with the perception that men don't like to use condoms. Men who see condoms as a long term contraceptive were seen as exceptions. (Less)
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Kuczkowski, Sofia LU and Kronvall, Maria LU
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”Such a natural thing, that you have to be on the pill.” –Reflections on contraceptives among heterosexuals in relationships.
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SOPA63 20131
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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semi-structured interviews, contraceptives, heterosexuals in relationships, priorities, responsibilities, birth control pills, condoms.
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Swedish
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3812934
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2013-06-17 16:54:35
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Authors: Maria Kronvall, Sofia Kuczkowski
Titel:”Such a natural thing, that you have to be on the pill.” –Reflections on contraceptives among heterosexuals in relationships.
Supervisor: Tove Harnett
Assessor: David Hoff

The aim of this study was to examine attitudes and preferences regarding contraceptives among heterosexuals in relationships. It examines how men and women choose contraceptives and why they make these choices in their relationship. We have interviewed 11 women and men in the ages between 21-33. 10 of them were interviewed as couples. All of the interviews were semi-structured and we followed a structure of different themes during the interviews. The informants were asked to describe their experiences with different contraceptives, and how they decided on their current method. We have organized the informants' answers in different categories such as; safety, side effects, cost and comfort. We found that most of the couples did not make their decision about contraceptives together as a result of a discussion. The priorities and the choices were mostly made by the women and they were also the ones who mainly took the responsibility and initiative regarding contraceptives. The majority of the women in this study had used birth control pills at some point in their current relationship. Most of the women felt skeptic and worried about taking hormones, but some continued to use the pill anyway. Compared to their girlfriends, the men talked very little about worrying. The women changed to another kind of birth control pill or tried a different method only if they experienced negative side effects, or were strongly against taking hormones. Condoms were only used as a second choice and in many cases as a last resort. It was mostly seen as a temporary contraceptive in periods of being single, or in the beginning of a relationship. Both men and women agreed with the perception that men don't like to use condoms. Men who see condoms as a long term contraceptive were seen as exceptions.},
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