The Contraceptive Attitude Scale is a 30-item measure assessing overall ideas toward the use of contraception, rather than specific methods. This scale is an adapted version of the Contraceptive Attitude Scale located here, which has been translated into Urdu and adapted to the Pakistani context.
Geographies Tested: Pakistan
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adults
I believe that it is wrong to use contraceptives.
Contraceptives reduce the sex drive.
Using contraceptives is much more desirable than having an abortion.
Males who use contraceptives seem less masculine than males who do not.
I encourage my friends to use contraceptives.
I would not become sexually involved with my spouse if heshe
didn’t accept contraceptive responsibility.
Contraceptives are not really necessary unless a couple has engaged
in intercourse more than once.
Contraceptives make sex seem less romantic.
Females who use contraceptives are promiscuous.
I would not have intercourse if no contraceptive method was
I do not believe that contraceptives actually prevent pregnancy.
Using contraceptives is a way of showing that you care about your
I do not talk about contraception with my friends.
I would feel embarrassed discussing contraception with my friends.
One should use contraceptives regardless of how long one is
Contraceptives are difficult to obtain.
Contraceptives can actually make intercourse seem more
I feel more relaxed during intercourse if a contraceptive method is
I prefer to use contraceptives during intercourse.
In the future, I plan to use contraceptives anytime I have
I would practice contraception even if my partner did not want me
It is no trouble to use contraceptives.
Using contraceptives makes a relationship seem too permanent.
Sex is not fun if a contraceptive is used.
Contraceptives are worth using, even if the monetary cost is high.
Contraceptives encourage promiscuity.
Couples should talk about contraception before having intercourse.
If I or my partner experienced negative side effects from a
contraceptive method, we would use a different method.
Contraceptives make intercourse seem too planned.
I feel better about myself when I use contraceptives.