A survey sent out by Florida's Health Department to 4,100 women aged 18 to 24 has attracted national attention, and in some cases, offense. The 12-page quiz is said to have "appalled" some of those who saw it, according to the Florida Sun-Sentinel.
State officials say the survey was intended to help Florida health care workers meet women's family planning needs. The full survey is here; the most controversial questions included:
- How did you feel emotionally when you had unprotected sex - were you trying to get pregnant, were you in the "heat of the moment and just went with the flow," or did you find the man attractive and "thought it would be nice to have a baby with him?" Did you feel "powerless"? Or was it that you "felt emotionally connected with your partner during sex"?
- Has a sexual partner ever "told you he would have a baby with someone else if you didn't get pregnant?" "Hurt you physically because you did not agree to get pregnant?"
The NY Daily News reports that the survey cost $45,000 - most which was presumably allocated for the $10 gift cards that young women were promised for returning completed quizzes.
Via the Florida Sun-Sentinel and the NY Daily News.