Issues in Sexuality: Scholarly vs. Popular Media: Contraception

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Issues in Sexuality: Scholarly vs. Popular Media: Contraception
There have been multiple studies done on the use of standard contraception methods and emergency contraception methods. Although none of these studies has focused on a certain group, as such the first article covered will be focused on a survey of emergency contraception use by college students, mainly women but men were included in the survey as well, demographics was used to break down the results of the survey. This survey concludes that the use of emergency contraception by college age women has seen a steady increase over the past few years. The second article will cover basic contraception use among American women age 15 to 44. This study will focus on methods used and also the effectiveness of the methods used. With the increase in sexual activity by not only men but women as well there is an increased need for both traditional and emergency contraceptives. The reviewed articles both show that these types of contraception have and will continue to be used by the sexually active population now and in the years to come. Both articles go in depth about how the information was collected and break the data down into categories.

The first article covers a study that was performed at a large university to explore the increase in the use of emergency contraceptive use by college age women. The study hypothesized that use of emergency contraception methods by female college students has seen an increase in consideration and use recent years. The study was conducted to find out if there was any truth to this theory. The study was conducted at a large public university, and included 942 students. It included college students in the age group of approximately 18-24 years of age. The method used to conduct the research was through survey of a specific group. This survey focused on female college students as they are the “prime potential user”1 of emergency contraception methods. The survey was...
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