Contraceptive Use Stigma

Contraceptive Use Stigma is a 7-item measure of stigmatizing attitudes and beliefs regarding contraceptive use among adolescent girls. Items assess stigma regarding girls who use contraception, who deserves to use contraception and how a method should be decided upon.

High Psychometric Score

ITEMS:

1.A girl who uses a contraceptive method is promiscuous (sexually immoral, likes to have many sexual relationships).
2.A girl who uses a contraceptive method will encourage other girls to have a promiscuous lifestyle.
3.A girl cannot decide for herself to use a contraceptive method.
4.A married woman is more deserving of a contraceptive method than an unmarried woman.
5.A girl who uses contraceptives will have problems when she decides to get pregnant.
6.A girl who carries condoms is likely to have many sexual partners.
7.A girl should not insist on using a condom; it is the man to decide whether to use a condom.

Response Options:
Strongly disagree - 1
Disagree - 2
Unsure - 3
Agree - 4
Strongly agree - 5

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Kenya

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Available

PRIMARY CITATION:

Makenzius, M., McKinney, G., Oguttu, M., & Romild, U. (2019). Stigma related to contraceptive use and abortion in Kenya: scale development and validation. Reproductive Health, 16(1), 136. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12978-019-0799-1

Pyschometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-Retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

HIGH
Total Score: 5.50/8 Points (HIGH) 

Citation Frequency

Low

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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