The survey showed that many Russians use contraceptives

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More than 80% of Russians believe that contraception is equal responsibility on both partners, use contraceptives more than half of respondents, and 9% of those who do not use, consider protection against unwanted pregnancy is harmful to health, showed a survey of the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM).

A nationwide survey «polls-Sputnik» on the eve of world contraception day was held on September 23-24, among the 816 respondents aged from 18 years to 60 years. Survey method – telephone interviews, the statistical error does not exceed 3.5%.

«The vast majority of Russians up to 60 believe that both partners have an equal responsibility for contraception (82%). This proportion is equally high in all social groups regardless of social status, gender and age», — it is marked in materials VTSIOM.

That use of contraception, said 54% of respondents, this percentage is higher among unmarried and unmarried respondents (70%) and residents of Moscow and St. Petersburg (71%). Those who have no recourse to contraception, most often the reason is called pregnancy planning (20%), almost one in ten (9%) believed that the measures of prevention of unwanted pregnancy is harmful to health, the survey showed.

You are going to get tested for HIV?

  • Yes, it’s essential
  • No, I already know that a healthy(a)
  • No, it is terrible to know for sure
  • I’ve already taken(and failed) tests

Results

  • 18.3%

    Yes, it’s essential

  • 47.0%

    No, I already know that a healthy(a)

  • 5.7%

    No, it is terrible to know for sure

  • 29.0%

    I’ve already taken(and failed) tests

All apresuradamente quarters (74%) of respondents believe that in the modern world with enough information about the possibilities to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancy. More than half of Russians and 60 years old (62%), according to the survey, believe their own knowledge about modern methods of contraception enough about the lack of knowledge in this field say 29%, and 8% said don’t know almost nothing about this.

Sociologists say that young people are aware of these issues better (69-70% among 18-34 year olds), whereas among people aged 45 to 59 years of less than half (48%).

The survey showed that many Russians use contraceptives© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in photomacrography HIV infection in Russia

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