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Valipour M, Askari Nodushan A. Factors Pertaining to Unintended Pregnancy Amongst Women Visiting Healthcare Centers of Yazd City. JCHR 2015; 4 (2) :128-137
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Introduction: Unintended pregnancy is associated with dangerous consequences for the mother's and baby's health as well as for the family and society. Hence, this study aimed to investigate the factors related to unintended gestation amongst pregnant women visiting healthcare centers in Yazd, Iran. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted using a questionnaire as the data collection tool via multi-phase sampling method during June-July 2014. The statistical population size was 5925 among which, a sample size of 220 was selected. Results: The current study results showed that the participants’ mean age was 27 years old and 90.9% of them were housewives. Participants’ mean of marriage age was reported 20.01, while mean number of their children was 0.85. Out of 220 women, who participated in this study, 28.6% were reported to have unintended pregnancy. Moreover, based on the logistic regression model, variables of woman’s marriage age, type of contraception solution, and ideal number of children are three most effective factors on the unintended pregnancy. Existing variables in regression model justified 38.9% of the unintended pregnancies. Conclusion: The study findings revealed that improving quality level of consultancy and family regulation programs seem to be essential, specifically proper training in regard with usage methods of contraception devices.
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Received: 2015/08/13 | Accepted: 2015/08/30 | Published: 2015/09/12

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