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THE BEHAVIOR OF WOMEN CONFRONTED WITH UNWANTED PREGNANCIES

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Author(s): Zamani F. |  Eftekhar Ardebili H. | Bashardost N. | Marashi T. | Naghibi A.

Journal: Journal of School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research
ISSN 1735-7586

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 55;
Date: 2004;
Original page

Keywords: Family planning program | NajafAbad

ABSTRACT
The goal of this study is to evaluate women's behaviors while their family planning programs fail or facing unwanted pregnancy. This is a cross-sectional study. The population is all 15-49 years pregnant women (788 people) in the villages (62 villages) of Najaf Abad City having active health center. Data were gathered through interview and their profiles. They were recorded in questionnaires.T test and X2 were used to analyze data."nThe results showed that high-risk behaviors happen %44/3 more when family planning program fails. 105 (%31/72) of women having unwanted pregnancy did unsuccessful activities in order to end their pregnancy. The activities are different. %35 was physical such as: hitting, lifting heavy objects or using unhealthy vulva objects, %28/6 used injection, %9/5 eat chemical and plant medicine. And the other used two or three ones together. Women showed good behaviors in %91 of wanted pregnancy and %45 of unwanted pregnancy. There is significant relationship (p=0/001) between dealing with pregnancy and it's being wanted and unwanted. There is also significant relationship (p=0/Q01) between women's education and their behaviors toward pregnancy. According to the research findings more than one third of women did high-risk activities when a family planning program fails or facing unwanted pregnancy. These certainly influence their own and their family mental and physical health. So role of the prevention, counseling techniques and women's support must be considered more than before. Society should be become aware of the unwanted pregnancy symptoms.
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