This book presents evidence from investigations of contraceptive method choice in a variety of countries, focusing on Asia and the United States. Included are discussions of psychosocial and economic approaches to understanding method choice and descriptive and statistical analyses of choices.
Introduction 1. The Contraceptive Method Mix: An Overview Part I. Perspectives on Method Choice 2. Psychosocial Aspects of Contraceptive Method Choice 3. Physicians' Perceptions of Contraceptive Methods: Cultural Comparisons 4. Accessibility as a Determinant of Contraceptive Method Choice 5. The Effect of Contraceptive Prices on Method Choice in the Philippines, Jamaica, and Thailand Part II. Method Choice in Asia 6. Patterns and Covariates of Contraceptive Method Choice in the Republic of Korea 7. Determinants of Contraceptive Method Choice in Peninsular Malaysia, 1961–75 8. Determinants of Contraceptive Method Choice in Thailand 9. Traditional Contraception in Sri Lanka 10. Determinants and Consequences of Contraceptive Method Choice in India 11. Improving the Climate of Choice: The Effect of Organizational Change on Contraceptive Behavior in Rural Bangladesh Part III. Method Choice in the United States 11. Contraceptive Choice in the United States: Process, Determinants 12. The Sterilization Decision in a U.S. Sample Conclusion 14. Toward a Framework for Understanding Contraceptive Method Choice Appendix 15. Multinomial Logit Analysis of Contraceptive Method Choice