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Fear of Contraception Effects

Fear of Contraception Effects is a 19-item measure capturing fear of contraception on fecundity, on breastfeeding and side effects on health chosen from the Slow Fertility Transition Project in Egypt. Items include respondent perception of side effects on fertility, negative effects on breastfeeding and on general health of women.

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Geographies Tested: Egypt

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adults

Items:

Fear of effect of contraception on fecundity
What are some of the side effects or health problems from (METHOD)?
1. Makes infertile?
2. Delaying pregnancy?

Response Options:
IUD - 1
Pill - 2
Injectables - 3

Do you think that after using (METHOD) it is more difficult for a women to get pregnant later on when she wants?
3. IUD
4. Pills
5. Injectables

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2
Don't know - 8

Fear of effect of contraception on breastfeeding
When a mother is breastfeeding, do you think that using a method like the pill or injectable can affect the breastfeeding?
6. Pills
7. Injectables

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2
Depends on the type of injectables - 3
Maybe for some women - 4
Not sure - 8

What are some of the side effects or health problems from (METHOD)?
8. To dry the milk?

Response Options:
IUD - 1
Pill - 2
Injectables - 3

Fear of contraceptives’ side effects to health
In your opinion, does (METHOD) make women physically weaker?
9. IUD
10. Pills
11. Injectables
Have you hears about anyone in your community who recently experienced any side effects or health problems from using (METHOD)?
12. IUD
13. Pills
14. Injectables

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2
Don't know - 8

What are some of the side effects or health problems from (METHOD)?
15. Excessive bleeding?
16. Swellingbloating
17. Weight gain
18. Dizziness
19. Back pain

Response Options:
IUD - 1
Pill - 2
Injectables - 3

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Original Citation

El-Zeini, L. O. (2008). The path to replacement fertility in Egypt: Acceptance, preference, and achievement. Studies in Family Planning, 39(3), 161-176. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1728-4465.2008.164.x

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