Attitudes and Knowledge Regarding Emergency Contraception Among Emergency Department Adolescents and Providers
Pediatric Emergency Care, 08/08/2012
Reed JL et al. – There was no difference in overall knowledge regarding Emergency contraception (EC) between nurses and physicians/nurse practitioners (NPs), adolescents and nurses or adolescents and physicians/NPs, and overall knowledge was poor among all groups. There was no difference in overall attitudes between nurses and adolescents; however, physicians were more liberal in their attitudes regarding EC compared with adolescents and nurses. Older age trended toward more conservative responses. Adolescents and nurses had more conservative attitudes toward EC than physicians.