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Shared decision making in contraceptive counseling

Shared decision making (SDM) is a potentially valuable but underexplored approach to contraceptive counseling. We determined the correlation between patient report of SDM and of whether their provider had a method preference with measures of satisfaction. Women reporting SDM were more likely to be satisfied with counseling than those reporting a provider-driven decision and were more likely to be satisfied with their method than those reporting a patient-driven decision. Patients who felt that the provider had a method preference were less likely to be satisfied with their method. SDM in contraceptive counseling is associated with patient satisfaction.

Authors: Dehlendorf C; Grumbach K; Schmittdiel JA; Steinauer J

Contraception. 2017 May;95(5):452-455. Epub 2017-01-06.

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