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Tavakoli M, Rafiee G, Bakhshi H, Moosavi S, Shafiee N. Unwanted Pregnacy and Related Factors in 1995 in Rafsanjan. JRUMS 2002; 1 (1) :20-25
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Unwanted Pregnacy and Related Factors in 1995 in Rafsanjan M. Tavakoli1, GH. Rafiee1, H. Bakhshi 1, SM . Moosavi1, N. Shafiee2 1- Department of Nursing & mid 2- Rafsanjan university medical sciences and health services Background: The growth of population is one of the greatest problems of third world countries and one of its most important reasons of this problem is the unswanted pregnancies, which in different studies and countries variously reported. Material and Methods: A-descriptive cross-sectinal study was carried out among 356 pregnant women that were randomly selected and given a questionaire to determine the prevalance and related factors of unwanted pregnancies in Rafsanjan during the year 1995. Reasults: 14.7% of women were illiterat, 54.4% had low education, 24.4% had diplomas and 6.5% had university level education. 90.1% of women were housewives and 38.8% of pregnancies had been unwanted. 72.7% of unwanted pregnancies had happended despite the use of contraceptions. Of these precentage, 32.4% of contraceptions were natural, 34.2% had used oral contraceptives, 21.9% candom, 4.8% I.U.D and 6.7% breastfeeding as a method. Statistical tests showed a significant relationship between the unwanted pregnancy and womens’ age husbands’ age, womens’ education, number of children (P=0.000) and husbands’ jop (P=0.02). Conclusion: According to the results of this research which shows high prevalance of the unwanted pregnancy (even with the use of contraceptiones) use and methods of birth control seems necessary.

 Key words: Unwanted Pregnancy, Contraception

Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2005/12/18 | Published: 2002/06/15

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