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Factors associated with planned and unplanned nuptial births.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  280785     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The incidence of unplanned pregnancy in a cohort of 1038 mothers of nuptial children was examined. The major findings were: (1) about one third of the pregnancies were unplanned but there was little evidence that unplanned children were unwanted; (2) there was no evidence to suggest that unplanned birth was related to poor education, low socio-economic status or lack of knowledge of contraception; (3) 40 percent of unplanned births were the result of contraceptive failure; (4) a common denominator in 38 percent of unplanned births was failure or breakdown in the woman's usage of the contraceptive pill.
Authors:
D M Fergusson; L J Horwood; R Wright; C R Stewart
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New Zealand medical journal     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0028-8446     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Z. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1978 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-01-15     Completed Date:  1979-01-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401067     Medline TA:  N Z Med J     Country:  NEW ZEALAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Contraception
Family Planning Services*
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
New Zealand
Parity
Patient Compliance
Pregnancy*
Socioeconomic Factors

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