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Prevalence and determinants of unwanted pregnancy in south of Iran, BandarAbbas

(2014) Prevalence and determinants of unwanted pregnancy in south of Iran, BandarAbbas. Life Science Journal.

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Abstract

Unplanned pregnancy is one the most severe public health risk which affects many women all around the world. Surveys indicated among 210 million pregnancies that occur throughout the world each year 38% are unintended. In this cross-sectional study, a sample of 305 female were selected using cluster sampling design from women referred to health centers of Bandar Abbas city where is located in south of Iran. The data was analyzed using chi-square, fisher exact test, odds ratio and multiple logistic regression in SPSS 16. The prevalence of unwanted pregnancy was reported 42.3% in this study. Based on logistic regression, spouse’s age, gravidity, experiencing unwanted pregnancy and marriage duration was significant factors on unwanted pregnancy. The results of this study show the importance of improving contraceptive usage among women aged between 20 and 29, which are more vulnerable. Also, using long acting contraceptive methods can prevent unwanted pregnancies among people who use them inconsistently and incorrectly.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Unwanted Pregnancy, Prevalence, Bandar Abbas, Logistic Regression
Subjects: WQ Obstetrics > WQ 200-212 Reproduction. Pregnancy
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Fertility and Infertility Research Center
Depositing User: مركز تحقيقات بهداشت باروري و ناباروري
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4603

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