Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 6 Reasons participants gave in the text-entry Zika question for preferring Mosquito Repellent over Contraception; both before and after the non-identity problem was explained

From: Is the non-identity problem relevant to public health and policy? An online survey

Before the explanation of the non-identity problem After the explanation of the non-identity problem
Reason % Reason %
Contraception limits reproductive freedoms 34% Contraception limits reproductive freedoms 36%
Believed it would be more effective 12% Believed it would be more effective 8%
Seen as addressing the root cause of CZS 7% Seen as less invasive 8%
Protects women already pregnant 6% Population/economic destabilisation from Contraception 7%
Seen as less invasive 6% Seen as addressing the root cause of CZS 7%
Protects people from Zika disease as well as fetuses 6% Protects people from Zika disease as well as fetuses 6%
Benefits beyond Zika (non-specific) 5% Protects women already pregnant 4%
Others’ moral qualms with Contraception 4% Better for older/subfertile women wanting children 4%
Population/economic destabilisation from Contraception 4% Personal moral qualms with Contraception 4%
Personal moral qualms with Contraception 3% Benefits beyond Zika (non-specific) 4%
Uncertainty about how long pregnancies must be delayed 3% The non-identity problem 4%
Contraception already available/used 2% Contraception already available/used 2%
Simplicity of use 2% Uncertainty about how long pregnancies must be delayed 2%
Health harms of Contraception 2% Protects those women not expecting to get pregnant (young girls, rape victims etc.) 2%
Better for older/subfertile women wanting children 2%
Protects those women not expecting to get pregnant (young girls, rape victims etc.) 2%