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High rates of pregnancy among vocational school students: results of audio computer-assisted self-interview survey in Chiang Rai, Thailand.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12972266     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Unplanned pregnancy among young people can lead to adverse social, psychological, and health outcomes, particularly when it results in abortion. In 1999, we examined the prevalence of and factors associated with pregnancy and abortion among 1725 consenting vocational school students in northern Thailand. Results from an audio computer-assisted self-interview showed that 48% of the male and 43% of the female students reported ever having had sexual intercourse. Among those who had had intercourse, 27% of the women and 17% of the men said they or their partner had ever been pregnant. Among the last reported pregnancies that resulted in delivery or abortion, 95% were aborted. Age, current contraceptive use, early initiation of sexual intercourse (</=16 years), alcohol and drug use, and sexual coercion were associated with self or partner pregnancy. The high rates of pregnancy and abortion in this population indicate the need for better sexual health education and access to effective contraceptive methods.
Chomnad Manopaiboon; Peter H Kilmarx; Frits van Griensven; Supaporn Chaikummao; Supaporn Jeeyapant; Khanchit Limpakarnjanarat; Wat Uthaiworavit
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of adolescence     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0140-1971     ISO Abbreviation:  J Adolesc     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-15     Completed Date:  2004-03-17     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7808986     Medline TA:  J Adolesc     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  517-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Thailand MOPH-U.S. CDC Collaboration, Ministry of Public Health DDC7 Building, Tivanon Road, Nonthaburi, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Criminal / statistics & numerical data*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Data Collection
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Surveys
Infant, Newborn
Interviews as Topic
Pregnancy in Adolescence / prevention & control,  statistics & numerical data*
Students / statistics & numerical data*
Thailand / epidemiology
Vocational Education / statistics & numerical data*

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