Journal of Women's Health Care

Journal of Women's Health Care
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0420



Are Women Adequately Informed by Publications on Contraception? An International Perspective

Kraetschmer K

The paper argues by way of an international comparison that U.S. research publications as well as public health media provide inadequate information on contraceptive methods. To support this argument, the paper analyses the most salient publications as well as websites of public health agencies and compares them to European publications. It concludes that U.S. research has to intensify efforts to strive for accuracy and completeness to enable women to exert their autonomy as fully informed patients.