Concepts of compliance: understandings and approaches

Br J Fam Plann. 2000 Oct;26(4):213-9. doi: 10.1783/147118900101194823.


This paper will take a critical look at the concepts of compliance and non-compliance, both generally and in the specific context of contraceptive use.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Contraception / statistics & numerical data*
  • Contraceptives, Oral
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Patient Compliance*
  • Physician's Role
  • Professional Practice
  • Treatment Refusal*


  • Contraceptives, Oral