Factors associated with unintended pregnancy

S. P. Williams, M. L. Frank, A. Ilegbodu, H. Sangi-Haghpeykar, Jane Corboy, A. N. Poindexter

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Abstract

This research was designed to identify determinants of unintended pregnancy among women attending family practice or family planning clinics. Survey data were collected from 95 women who were categorized according to whether or not they had experienced an unintended pregnancy. Women reporting unintended pregnancy were younger, reported earlier sexual debut and a greater number of sexual partners than those not having experienced an unintended pregnancy. Those who had avoided unintended pregnancy displayed higher levels of preventive sexual self-efficacy, had more confidence in their ability to use contraceptive methods, perceived more negative consequences associated with having children in the near future, and believed pregnancy among unmarried women to be less acceptable than did women who had had unintended pregnancies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)429-438
Number of pages10
JournalAdvances in Contraception
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Williams, S. P., Frank, M. L., Ilegbodu, A., Sangi-Haghpeykar, H., Corboy, J., & Poindexter, A. N. (1997). Factors associated with unintended pregnancy. Advances in Contraception, 13(4), 429-438. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1006557710997

Factors associated with unintended pregnancy. / Williams, S. P.; Frank, M. L.; Ilegbodu, A.; Sangi-Haghpeykar, H.; Corboy, Jane; Poindexter, A. N.

In: Advances in Contraception, Vol. 13, No. 4, 12.1997, p. 429-438.

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Williams, SP, Frank, ML, Ilegbodu, A, Sangi-Haghpeykar, H, Corboy, J & Poindexter, AN 1997, 'Factors associated with unintended pregnancy', Advances in Contraception, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 429-438. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1006557710997
Williams SP, Frank ML, Ilegbodu A, Sangi-Haghpeykar H, Corboy J, Poindexter AN. Factors associated with unintended pregnancy. Advances in Contraception. 1997 Dec;13(4):429-438. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1006557710997
Williams, S. P. ; Frank, M. L. ; Ilegbodu, A. ; Sangi-Haghpeykar, H. ; Corboy, Jane ; Poindexter, A. N. / Factors associated with unintended pregnancy. In: Advances in Contraception. 1997 ; Vol. 13, No. 4. pp. 429-438.
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