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.
Geographies Tested: Kenya
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adolescents
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.
Strongly disagree - 1
Disagree - 2
Unsure - 3
Agree - 4
Strongly agree - 5
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
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