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National Survey of Women about their Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding their Reproductive Health « » The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

National Survey of Women about their Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding their Reproductive Health

Survey of Women About Their Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding Their Reproductive Health

Glamour; Kaiser Family Foundation; Princeton Survey Research Associates

Summary of Major Findings

February 1997

The Kaiser Family Foundation partnered with Glamour magazine on a national survey to find out how much women know about their reproductive health care needs and whether they are taking important steps to protect their reproductive health, covering such critical issues as: routine gynecological exams,contraception, emergency contraception, sexually transmitted disease, HIV/AIDS, the patient-physician relationship, health insurance coverage, and communication with sexual partners. To explore women’s awareness of these issues and others, Glamour and the Kaiser Family Foundation designed and Princeton Survey Research Associates conducted a nationally representative telephone survey of 1,001 women in the U.S., ages 18 to 44. The survey was conducted between July 10 and July 28, 1996. The margin of error for results based on the total sample is plus or minus four percentage points. The results of the survey are reported in the February 1997 issue of Glamour.