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National Survey of Americans and Health Care Providers on Emergency Contraception

1997 Kaiser Family Foundation Survey of Americans on Emergency Contraception

Conducted for the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
By Princeton Survey Research Associates

Topline For Men

May 13-May 26, 1997

Introduction:

Hello, my name is _____, and I’m calling from Princeton Survey Research of Princeton, New Jersey. We are conducting a confidential national opinion survey about some important health issues.

N = 300 men, age 18-44
Margin of error: plus or minus 5 percent
* Men were asked a subset of the women’s questions.

1. My first question is, In general, how would you describe your own health? Is it excellent, good, only fair, or poor?

35Excellent55Good7Only fair3Poor*Don’t know0Refused100
2. These next few questions are about your own sexual behavior. Please keep in mind that all of your answers are confidential. First, have you had sexual intercourse within the last six months?

82Yes17No0Gay (Vol.)*Don’t know1Refused100
3. Have you ever had sexual intercourse?

Based on those who have not had sexual intercourse within the last six months (n=55)

76Yes24No0Gay (Vol.)0Don’t know0Refused100
4. Do you have a partner who is currently pregnant or trying to get pregnant?

Based on those who have had sexual intercourse within the last six months (n=245)

15Yes85No*Gay (Vol.)0Don’t know*Refused100
5. Have you or your partner, if you have one, been sterilized, or have any condition that makes it impossible for your partner to ever get pregnant? (Birth Control Devices Not Included)

Based on those who have had sexual intercourse within the last six months and whose partners are not pregnant or trying to get pregnant (n=210)

25Yes73No0Gay (Vol.)1Don’t know1Refused100
6. When you have sexual intercourse, how often do you and your partner use birth control or do anything else to try to prevent pregnancy? Would you say … (Read)

Based on those who have had sexual intercourse within the last six months, whose partners are not pregnant or trying to get pregnant, and who are able to conceive (n=166)

12Never8Only sometimes,19Most of the time, or59All of the time use birth control?0Don’t know (Do Not Read)2Refused (Do Not Read)100
7. I am going to read a list of birth control methods. We are interested in which of these methods you use most often. Please tell me which of these you or your most recent partner use by saying “yes” when I mention it. You can say “yes” to more than one type of birth control if you currently use more than one method at the same time. Here’s the list. (Read 1 – 10 In Order. Record Up To Three Mentions. If Respondent Has More Than One Current Partner, Ask About His Main Partner.)

Based on those who have had sexual intercourse within the last six months, whose partners are not pregnant or trying to get pregnant, who are able to conceive, and who use birth control at least sometimes (n=143)

71Condoms60Birth control pills4A diaphragm or cervical cap1An IUD, or intrauterine device7Depo-Provera, or contraceptive shots1Norplant, or contraceptive implants9Spermicides, or foams and suppositories with spermicides10The rhythm method, or having sex only during the safe time of the month18Withdrawal or “pulling out”2Refused (Do Not Read)1Some other method? (Specify)20Don’t know0Refused
8. If a woman has just had sex and thinks she might become pregnant, is there anything she can do in the next few days to prevent the pregnancy? (Accept Multiple “Yes” Responses)

21Yes, there is something (Unspecified)*Yes, there is something — RU-486/French abortion pill (Vol.)2Yes, there is something — birth control pills (Vol.)3Yes, there is something — morning-after pills (Vol.)1Yes, there is something — emergency contraceptive pills (Vol.)1Yes, there is something — other (Specify)34No, there is not anything1Too late to prevent pregnancy (Vol.)38Not sure/Don’t know*Refused
9. What could she do in the next few days to prevent the pregnancy? (Do Not Read. Record Only One Response.)

Based on respondents who said yes to Q8 but did not specify a method (n=60)

19Take morning-after pills2Take emergency contraceptive pills15Take birth control pills11Take RU-486/French abortion pill0Insert an IUD6Get an abortion15Other32Not sure/Don’t know (Do Not Probe)0Refused100
10. Have you ever heard of emergency contraceptive pills? (Accept Multiple “Yes” Responses)

Based on those who did not mention emergency contraceptive pills for Q8 or Q9 (n=298)

19Yes, have heard of it (Unspecified)2Yes, is RU-486 (Vol.)2Yes, is birth control pills (Vol.)1Yes, it is the same thing as morning-after pills (Vol.)*Yes, is other (Specify)76No, have not heard of it*Not sure/Don’t know0Refused

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1997 Kaiser Family Foundation Survey of Americans on Emergency Contraception
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