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Table 4 Sources of contraceptive advice and information for women

From: Current methods and attitudes of women towards contraception in Europe and America

  UK Germany Spain Italy USA
  n=510 n=514 n=510 n=503 n=507
Most influence on choice of contraception,%      
GP/primary care physician 46 1 3 5 9
Doctor/gynaecologist/obstetrician 15 65 75 72 50
Nurse (nurse practitioner, family planning nurse) 8 0 1 1 0
Pharmacists 0 0 1 0 0
Family/friends 3 4 3 2 4
Partner/spouse 17 18 14 18 24
Other 9 11 3 1 13
Source of advice on methods of contraception,%      
Healthcare professionals 52 57 59 71 56
Internet 32 39 26 13 26
Partner/family or friends 20 27 34 35 28
Articles/advertisements/books 9 16 23 13 14
Brochures in doctor’s waiting room 10 29 17 12 14
Family planning organisation/clinic 15 1 17 12 5