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The role of alcohol in unplanned pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6497959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
About 25% of all pregnancies are unplanned. While age, marital status, social class and contraceptive practice have all been considered, little attention has been paid to alcohol as a possible aetiological factor. The present study based on a questionnaire was devised to ascertain the role of alcohol in conception. One hundred and sixteen pregnant women participated and these were attending the ante-natal clinic for the first time. In only 2 cases was alcohol thought to be a likely factor in conception although only a few had never consumed alcohol. A further study on 100 clients attending the regional day care abortion unit revealed that less than one tenth felt that alcohol was a factor in the conception. Unplanned pregnancies may result from alcohol consumption in less than 10% of cases, lack of motivation to use some form of contraception would appear to play a more prominent part.
M O Lobb
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire)     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0735-0414     ISO Abbreviation:  Alcohol Alcohol.     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-01-18     Completed Date:  1985-01-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8310684     Medline TA:  Alcohol Alcohol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking*
Contraception Behavior
Data Collection
Sex Education

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