How Might Canadian Women Talk About Peri-Coital Contraception?

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dc.contributor.authorParniak, Simone N.
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-08T19:13:58Z
dc.date.available2015-10-08T19:13:58Z
dc.date.created2015
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/32990
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-2872
dc.description.abstractThe peri-coital contraceptive pill is a potential method for pregnancy prevention that could be taken in a period before or after unprotected sexual intercourse. However, uptake of a new contraceptive method relies on accessible terminology and frameworks with which to discuss it. I conducted seven focus group discussions across Canada to understand how women talk about different reproductive health technologies, explore the ways these discourses influence language and frameworks women use to talk about peri-coital contraceptives, and identify perceptions of and concerns about this potential method. Women thought the peri-coital contraceptive pill would be a valuable addition to current contraception. They disliked the name ”peri-coital”; although some participants created more resonant names related to unique aspects of this method, many found it challenging to clearly discuss the method with existing language for contraception. Concerted effort to develop terminology that is clearer may help facilitate the eventual introduction of this new contraceptive method in Canada and beyond.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectperi-coital
dc.subjectcontraception
dc.subjectwomen
dc.subjectCanada
dc.subjectlanguage
dc.subjectreproductive health
dc.subjectsexual health
dc.titleHow Might Canadian Women Talk About Peri-Coital Contraception?
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentÉtudes des femmes / Women’s Studies
dc.contributor.supervisorFoster, Angel M.
dc.degree.nameMA
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineSciences sociales / Social Sciences
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineSciences sociales / Social Sciences
uottawa.departmentÉtudes des femmes / Women’s Studies
CollectionThèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -

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