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Preventing unintended pregnancies and improving contraceptive use among young adult women in a rural, Midwestern state: health promotion implications.
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PMID:  20512746     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Despite high rates of unintended pregnancy among women aged 18 to 30 years, little research has been conducted to understand the factors associated with their contraceptive use. Eighteen focus groups were conducted with young adult women (N = 106) who were mostly white, non-Hispanic. Results suggested that contraceptive use was negatively affected by low contraceptive knowledge; use of alcohol; a lack of planning for sex; a misperception of the likelihood of pregnancy; forgetting to use contraceptives; and concerns about side effects, cost, and confidentiality. Women liked the peace of mind that using contraceptives gave them and the benefits of regular periods from some hormonal methods. Implications for reducing unintended pregnancies through interventions are offered.
Shelly Campo; Natoshia M Askelson; Erica L Spies; Mary Losch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Women & health     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1541-0331     ISO Abbreviation:  Women Health     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-31     Completed Date:  2010-08-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7608076     Medline TA:  Women Health     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  279-96     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Community and Behavioral Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Induced
Alcohol Drinking
Contraception Behavior*
Contraceptive Agents / economics*
Focus Groups
Health Expenditures
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Health Promotion*
Health Services Accessibility / economics
Midwestern United States
Patient Acceptance of Health Care*
Pregnancy, Unplanned* / psychology
Rural Population
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptive Agents

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