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Ability for Contraceptive Use

Ability for Contraceptive Use is an 18-item measure to assess 2 elements of "Ability" in the context of contraception use. The 2 motivators captured in this survey are Mental effort (17 items) and Routine (1 item).

Categories

Geographies Tested: Nigeria

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

1. Using condoms during sexual intercourse is wise.
2. Using condoms during sexual intercourse is embarrassing.

Response Options:
Strongly agree -1
Somewhat agree - 2
Somewhat agree - 3
Strongly disagree - 4
Don't know - 98

3. How easy or difficult would it be for you to use condoms with a sexual partner?
4. How easy or difficult would it be for you to discuss condoms with a sexual partner?
5. How easy or difficult would it be for you to discuss condoms with your parents?
6. How easy or difficult is it for you to use contraception?

Response Options:
Very easy - 1
Somewhat easy - 2
Somewhat difficult - 3
Very difficult - 4
Don't know - 98

7. How confident are you that you could get a condom if you wanted one?
8. How confident are you that you could have a condom with you when you needed it, that is if you decided to have sex?
9. How confident are you that you could use a condom correctly?
10. Imagine that you are having sex with someone you just met, and you feel it is important to use condoms. How confident are you that you could tell that person you want to use condoms?
11. Imagine that your partner uses birth control pills to prevent pregnancy. You want to use condoms to avoid getting an STD or HIV. How confident are you that you could convince your partner to also use condoms?
12. How confident are you that you could convince your partner to use a method of contraception?
13. How confident are you that you could use a method of contraception even if your partner doesn't want to?

Response Options:
Extremely confident - 1
Somewhat confident - 2
Extremely uncertain - 3
Extremely uncertain - 4
Don't know - 98

Now I am going to ask you about the likelihood of some events. Please tell me if you would be extremely unlikely, somewhat unlikely, somewhat likely, extremely likely or don't know.

14. How likely is it that your partner would like it if you had a condom with you?
15. During the next 3 months, how likely is it that you will try to persuade your partner to use condoms every time you have sex?
16. During the next 3 months, how likely is it that you will always have a condom with you?

Response Options:
Extremely unlikely - 1
Somewhat unlikely - 2
Somewhat likely - 3
Extremely likely - 4
Don't know - 98

17. Do you know of a place where you can obtain a method of contraception?
18. Do you carry condoms with you?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 0

Scoring Procedures

Responses are summed, with scores ranging from 16 to 66. Missing values are recoded to the mean.

Original Citation

Agha, S., Morgan, B., Archer, H., Paul, S., Babigumira, J. B., & Guthrie, B. L. (2021). Understanding how social norms affect modern contraceptive use. BMC Public Health, 21(1), 1061. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11110-2

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