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The Association between Unintended Pregnancy and Violence among Incarcerated Men and Women.
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PMID:  23136860     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background: In this article, we examine the association between unintended pregnancy and individual and community level indicators of violence in a population of both women and men in the criminal justice system. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional survey with 290 women and 306 men in 3 correctional facilities in Kansas City and used logistic regression models to assess relationships between key independent variables and unintended pregnancy. Findings: In gender-specific logistic regression models, women with a history of intimate partner violence were 2.02 times more likely (CI 1.15, 3.56), and those with a history of sexual abuse before age 16 were 1.23 times more likely (CI 1.02-1.49) to have experienced unintended pregnancy. Men or their family members who were victimized by neighborhood violence were 1.82 times more likely to have experienced unintended pregnancy (CI 1.01, 3.28). Discussion: These findings suggest the need for gender and community-specific interventions that address the relationship between violence and unintended pregnancy.
Patricia J Kelly; Megha Ramaswamy
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of community health nursing     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1532-7655     ISO Abbreviation:  J Community Health Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411341     Medline TA:  J Community Health Nurs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  202-13     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
a University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing , Kansas City , Missouri , USA.
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