A survey of Scottish women has found that most of them do not avail the best available contraception because of fears arising from inadequate information.
The survey of 55 women found that weight-gain was the main deterrent in choosing hormonal contraception. The women did not want to opt for coil and implants because they were uncomfortable with invasive procedures.
Most women also chose the Pill simply because their colleagues or friends were using it. The term long acting seemed to scare many women who were worried about fertility problems in future.
The details of the study are published in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care.