Author ORCID Identifier

Michael Arnold Mages: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9644-9221

Abstract

In designed medical decision aids, supporting contraception decision-making is typically approached as supporting choice-making via the examination of features and benefits of the various contraceptive methods. In this paper, we examine the relevant goals of the immediate actors: personal goals of the patient and physician as well as the goals of the public health system. We argue that rather than supporting a single choice, that designing for contraception decision-making is best re-framed as supporting iterative attunement between the patient’s values, body and a contraceptive regimen.

Keywords:

contraception, decision aid, mobile technology

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Attuning Contraception Choice and Patient Values

In designed medical decision aids, supporting contraception decision-making is typically approached as supporting choice-making via the examination of features and benefits of the various contraceptive methods. In this paper, we examine the relevant goals of the immediate actors: personal goals of the patient and physician as well as the goals of the public health system. We argue that rather than supporting a single choice, that designing for contraception decision-making is best re-framed as supporting iterative attunement between the patient’s values, body and a contraceptive regimen.

 

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