We would like to thank William Grady for his comments on a previous draft of this manuscript. The research was supported by NICHD grant HD031208 from the Demographic and Behavioral Science Branch of the Center for Population.
Social and Situational Factors Associated With Contraceptive Switching: Implications for Practitioners1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 25, Issue 20, pages 1765–1789, October 1995
How to Cite
Jaccard, J., Helbig, D. W., Gage, T. B., Wan, C. K., Kritz-Silverstein, D. C. and Gutman, M. A. (1995), Social and Situational Factors Associated With Contraceptive Switching: Implications for Practitioners. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 25: 1765–1789. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1995.tb01817.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
This study was an investigation of contraceptive switching in the context of a 5-wave panel design of diaphragm and pill users from the New York City metropolitan area. The respondents were 525 women between the ages of 14 and 46, who came to one of 10 family planning clinics to obtain birth control, Results indicated a hazard function for switching in which the hazard rate increased in the initial weeks and then gradually declined over time. Clinic experiences on the part of the women were found to alter survivorship trends. Implications of the data for service providers were developed.