Unwanted pregnancies (Prevalence and factors) among women referred to Hajar Hospital, Shahrekord, 1998

Mohammad por, F. and Rafieyan, M. (1999) Unwanted pregnancies (Prevalence and factors) among women referred to Hajar Hospital, Shahrekord, 1998. journal of shahrekord university of medical sciences, 1 (3).


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High growth rate is a major problem facing developing countries. Unwanted pregnancy may be an effective factor in this regard. Unwanted pregnancy has also extensive psychosomatic adverse effects on pregnant women. More than 60% of unwanted pregnant women in the word abort, mostly in an unhealthy situation, resulting in high death toll. Therefore, the study of the prevalence and effective factors in unwanted pregnancies is necessary, which was the aim of this study. After delivery, 758 women were interviewed, about their pregnancies (Wanted or unwanted), type of contraceptives used, and their usage accuracy, etc. 28% of interviewed women had unwanted pregnancies, and 87% of the unwanted pregnant women were employing a contraception method, but most of them (87%) incorrectly. Some women have stated negligence, fear of contraceptives adverse effects, medical problems and opposition of their husbands as the common factors of rejecting any contraceptive method. Women employing oral contraceptive pills, interruption and IUD methods, have had 35.7%, 38.2%, and 7.2% unwanted pregnancies, respectively. Illiteracy, in women with unwanted pregnancies was about twice as much as the others. In summary in addition to illiteracy, which played a significant role in the unwanted pregnancies, the oral contraceptive pills method, which is a well-documented and approved method, was unreliable approaches, in the studied region.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pregnancy, Unwanted pregnancies
Subjects: WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Basic Sciences Academic Groups > Department of Physiology
Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Journal of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2017 10:22
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 10:22
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5612

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