Unwanted Pregnancy and Associated Factors among Pregnant Women who referred to Sanandaj Health Centers in 2011

Zaheri, Farzaneh and Ranaie, Fariba and Hashemi nasab, Leila and Karimeh, Roya and Shahoi, Ronak (2015) Unwanted Pregnancy and Associated Factors among Pregnant Women who referred to Sanandaj Health Centers in 2011. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 17 (132). pp. 10-15.

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Abstract

Introduction: Unwanted pregnancy is one of the major health problems which can cause serious health problems for mother and neonate and also, lead to high costs for health system. This study was performed with the aim to determine the prevalence of unwanted pregnancy and some related factors among pregnant women referred to health centers in Sanandaj. Methods: This descriptive- analytic study was performed on 1070 pregnant women referred to Sanandaj health centers in 2011. The data collection tools were the questionnaire consisting of questions about demographic characteristics and information about contraception method before pregnancy, contraception failure and type of pregnancy. Data was analyzed using SPSS software (version 16) and chi- square test. PResults: the results of this study showed that 25.1 of pregnancies were unwanted which 20.4 was related to women, 8.6 related to husbands, and 71 related to both. There was statistic significance difference between unwanted pregnancy and contraceptive failure method (P= 0.001), sufficient monthly income (P = 0.001), emotional relationship with husband (P = 0.001), mother's age (P=0.009), parity (P=0.001), occupation of mother (P=0.018), and employment of husband (P= 0.020). Conclusion: It seems that we can reduce the rate of unwanted pregnancies by increasing women's knowledge about contraceptive methods and men participation in reproductive health program. Key word: Prevalence, Pregnant women, Unwanted pregnancy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 15:20
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 15:20
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4013

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