Emergency Contraception Stories

Note: all information given will be posted on a public response page unless otherwise noted.

Survey conducted by:
Heather Munro Prescott, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT

Invitation to Participate and Description of the Project: This is a voluntary survey of your experiences with emergency contraception. Before agreeing to be part of this study, please read the following information carefully.

Risks: There is a possibility that some of the questions in the survey may make you feel uncomfortable, as they ask you about your personal feelings. I do not expect this to happen, but if you do feel uncomfortable, you can choose to stop the survey at any time before you click the submit button. I have provided information on this website on how to contact counselors in your area should you need to do so.

Benefits: This study is not designed to benefit you directly. I hope that what is learned from the study may provide a better understanding of women and men's diverse experiences with emergency contraception.

Confidentiality: Any and all personal information obtained from you during the study will be confidential. Your privacy will be protected at all times. Regardless of whether you agree to make your story available on the website, you will not be identified individually in any way as a result of your participation in this research. The data collected however, may be used as part of publications and papers related to college students' experiences. Because the survey is on-line it may be possible to link your responses to the computer or account that you used, but the host, Exploring and Collecting History Online, takes every precaution to maintain confidentiality. If you agree to be contacted for a follow-up interview, your contact information will only be available to me. I will not give it to any third parties and will destroy it upon completion of the follow-up interview.
Yes, I agree to participate in the study. I understand that my completion of the on-line survey implies my consent.
No, I do not agree to participate in the study.

I would like to be contacted for a follow-up interview and am over eighteen (18) years of age.
Yes, I would like to be contacted for a follow-up interview and am over age 18.
No, I would not like to be contacted for a follow-up interview, or I am under age 18.

Please describe your personal experience with emergency contraception. (Required)

When did you use emergency contraception? (Required)

How did you learn about emergency contraception? What were your expectations? (Required)

Where did you obtain emergency contraception? (Required)

What other methods of birth control, if any, did you use prior to using emergency contraception? (Required)

Did your contraceptive practices change after using emergency contraception? Why or why not?

6. If you have used emergency contraception more than once, please describe how the experiences were different.

7. Is there anything else you'd like to share about your experience with emergency contraception?

How did you learn about this survey?

Your name: (Optional)

Your email address: (Optional) not publicly displayed

Survey created and managed using the Survey Builder, one of the tools from the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media