Why research on contraceptive user perspectives deserves public sector support: A free-market analysis
Ellertson C, Winikoff B. Why research on contraceptive user perspectives deserves public sector support: A free-market analysis. Reproductive Health Matters. May 1997;Special publication:15-22.
Research on user's perspectives on fertility regulation is an important social good that deserves public sector support. Fertility regulation technologies and services differ from other consumer goods and even from other medical goods and services. Although there are some limitations for this type of research, there are many significant uses, including refining methods, developing counselling materials, building advocacy cases for or against a particular technology and documenting side effects. Those conducting this research should employ a broad definition of users , that covers actual and potential users of a method, their partners and also providers.