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Understanding high fertility desires and intentions among a sample of urban women living with HIV in the United States.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19908135     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To assess childbearing motivations, fertility desires and intentions, and their relationship with key factors, we conducted a cross-sectional survey among 181 HIV-infected women of reproductive age (15-44 years) receiving clinical care at two urban health clinics. Fertility desires (59%) and intentions (66% of those who desired a child) were high among this predominately African American sample of women, while the proportion with accurate knowledge of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) was low (15%). Multivariate regression analyses identified factors significantly associated with the intention to have a child. Notably, age and parity did not remain significant in the adjusted model. The discrepancies between expressed desires and intentions for future childbearing, and the strong role of perceived partner desire for childbearing emphasize the need for universal reproductive counseling to help women living with HIV navigate their reproductive decisions and facilitate safe pregnancies and healthy children.
Sarah Finocchario-Kessler; Michael D Sweat; Jacinda K Dariotis; Maria E Trent; Deanna L Kerrigan; Jean M Keller; Jean R Anderson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AIDS and behavior     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1573-3254     ISO Abbreviation:  AIDS Behav     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-24     Completed Date:  2010-12-20     Revised Date:  2012-03-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712133     Medline TA:  AIDS Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1106-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
HIV Infections / prevention & control,  psychology*,  transmission
HIV Seropositivity / psychology*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical / prevention & control
Interviews as Topic
Reproductive Behavior / psychology*
United States
Urban Population
Young Adult

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