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Socio demographic Characteristics of Pregnant Abortion-minded Clients versus Pregnant Non-abortion-minded Clients at a Pregnancy Crisis Center
Cote, Betsy Liliana; Bejarano, Daniel; Koob, Vivian; Paton, Sara.
Afiliação
  • Cote, Betsy Liliana; NFP Doctors Inc. Dayton. US
  • Bejarano, Daniel; NFP Doctors Inc. Dayton. US
  • Koob, Vivian; Elizabeth's New Life Center. Dayton. US
  • Paton, Sara; Wright State University. Kettering. US
Pers. bioet ; 13(2): 137-151, dic. 2009. tab
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS | ID: lil-544046
Biblioteca responsável: CO243.1
ABSTRACT

Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to compare the socio-demographic characteristics of pregnant abortion-minded women to those of pregnant non-abortion-minded women who had consulted a pregnancy crisis center in Montgomery County, Ohio. The findings will be used to help develop public health prevention programs for unintended pregnancies to decrease the number of abortions.

Methods:

A database sample of 581 records collected by a pregnancy crisis center in Montgomery County was used for this study. Criteria for inclusion were women who tested positive for pregnancy and whose pregnancy intentions were assessed as being either abortion-minded or non-abortion-minded. Socio-demographic characteristics such as age, marital status, household income, education, religious preference, race, number of previous pregnancies, number of previous live births, number of previous abortions, number of sexual partners, and age at their first sexual experience were compared to pregnancy intentions.

Results:

In this study, women who were more abortion-minded were single (p value = < 0.0001), Black (p value = < 0.020), women with an income level under $10,000 (p value = < 0.0001), younger women (mean age 22.6 years, p value = 0.0008), women who had their first sexual encounter at a younger age (mean age 15.6 years, p value= 0.0009), and women who had a higher number of previous abortions (mean number of abortions =0.3, p value...
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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: LILACS Assunto principal: Aspirantes a Aborto / Gravidez / Demografia / Saúde Pública Idioma: Inglês Revista: Pers. bioet Assunto da revista: Bioética Ano de publicação: 2009 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Estados Unidos Instituição/País de afiliação: Elizabeth's New Life Center/US / NFP Doctors Inc/US / Wright State University/US

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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: LILACS Assunto principal: Aspirantes a Aborto / Gravidez / Demografia / Saúde Pública Idioma: Inglês Revista: Pers. bioet Assunto da revista: Bioética Ano de publicação: 2009 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Estados Unidos Instituição/País de afiliação: Elizabeth's New Life Center/US / NFP Doctors Inc/US / Wright State University/US
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