Knowledge of Birth Control in Hong Kong
Adequate reproductive health information seems to be in short supply all over the world. From a survey of 502 single Hong Kong women ages 18 to 40:
- unaware condoms could prevent both pregnancy and STIs - 30%
- thought condoms could only be used to prevent pregnancy - 17%
- said condoms are more reliable at preventing pregnancy than the Pill - 46%
- not aware of the benefits of oral contraceptives - 58%
According to a local Ob/Gyn, many women are reluctant to use some methods of contraception because of pressure from their partners or beliefs, such as oral contraceptives leading to weight gain.
Labels: Birth Control