Brief educational strategies for improving contraceptive use in young people (review)
After examining randomized and nonrandomized studies, the authors found few interventions that tested brief educational strategies for improving contraceptive use among young people up to age 25. Of those interventions that did, about half had some effect. While multifaceted interventions address the complexity of contraceptive behavior, most counseling occurs in a clinical setting where time and counseling expertise may be limited. The authors conclude that the need is still great for practical, well-designed and carefully implemented interventions to improve contraceptive use among this age group.