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Sponge versus diaphragm for contraception

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2013
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (51st percentile)

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Title
Sponge versus diaphragm for contraception
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD003172
Pubmed ID
Authors

Kuyoh MA, Toroitich-Ruto C, Grimes DA, Schulz KF, Gallo MF, Lopez LM

Abstract

The contraceptive vaginal sponge was developed as an alternative to the contraceptive diaphragm. The sponge, made of polyurethane impregnated with nonoxynol-9 (1g), releases 125 mg of the spermicide over 24 hours of use. Unlike the diaphragm, the sponge can be used for more than one coital act within 24 hours without the insertion of additional spermicide, and the sponge does not require fitting or a prescription from a physician. How the sponge compares with the diaphragm in terms of efficacy and continuation is not clear.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Singapore 1 2%
Unknown 40 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 21%
Researcher 8 19%
Student > Master 7 17%
Unspecified 6 14%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 10%
Other 8 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 40%
Unspecified 8 19%
Social Sciences 5 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 7%
Other 6 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 August 2013.
All research outputs
#2,736,885
of 6,228,993 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#5,684
of 7,236 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#46,064
of 100,626 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#81
of 107 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 6,228,993 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 53rd percentile.
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