BehaviourEducationFamily ServicesHealth ServicesSexual HealthToolsYouthMotivations to Use Birth Control

Author(s): Bearman, Peter S., Jones, Jo, and Udry, J. Richard.

Collection Method: Self-Report Questionnaire

Scoring Method: Uses a 1-5 scale with the following ratings and answer options: (1) Strongly agree; (2) Agree; (3) Neither agree not disagree; (4) Disagree; (5) Strongly disagree. Higher score indicates higher motivation to use birth control. Item 6 should be scored in reverse.

Number of questions: 8

Price: Free

Key Points:

  • The tool measures young person’s motivation to use birth control by assessing their attitudes towards the use of contraception
  • Suitable for use by programs working with young people aged 15+

The Motivation to Use Birth Control tool has been reviewed and assessed by the Socialsuite team. In our opinion this tool is suitable in supporting the evaluation of young people to assist in the measurement of the their motivation and attitude towards using contraception. 

This tool was created by a group of researchers, and is typically free to use for not-for-profit organizations.