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Predictors of request for antenatal sex determination among pregnant women in Osogbo, Nigeria.
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PMID:  18080588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Prenatal ultrasonograpghy is a useful diagnostic tool in modern day obstetrics. However, its application in prenatal sex determination would continue to attract reactions and comments. The objective of the study was to identify factors associated with fetal sex determination during ultrasonography, METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out among the pregnant women in SouthWestern Nigeria, to determine factors associated with willingness to know the sex of their unborn child using structured questionnaires. RESULTS: A total of 315 responses were obtained. Two hundred and nineteen (69.5%) respondents were interested in knowing the sex of their babies during ultrasonograghy. Younger mothers(= 29 years), primipara, those who had preference for a particular sex, those who planned to have more children based on desired sex, those who had problems detected in the index pregnancy and women who planned the index pregnancy were more willing to know the sex of their unborn child. Adjusting for other factors, pregnancies that were planned, determination to have more babies and house re-arrangement based on fetal sex of the index pregnancy were found to be significantly associated with desire to have prenatal sex determination. CONCLUSION: The study has demonstrated the factors that influence the request for prenatal sex determination among the pregnant women in Southwestern Nigeria and the effects of western influence.
D A Adekanle; T O Bello; O O Odu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nigerian journal of medicine : journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1115-2613     ISO Abbreviation:  Niger J Med     Publication Date:    2007 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-17     Completed Date:  2008-01-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888321     Medline TA:  Niger J Med     Country:  Nigeria    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  322-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Health Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University, Osun State, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Family Planning Services
Health Surveys
Middle Aged
Pregnancy, Unplanned
Sex Determination (Analysis) / methods*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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