Satvir Singh

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CONTEXT Accurate measurement of induced abortion levels has proven difficult in many parts of the world. Health care workers and policymakers need information on the incidence of both legal and illegal induced abortion to provide the needed services and to reduce the negative impact of unsafe abortion on women's health. METHODS Numbers and rates of(More)
Comparison of 1988 data from the National Survey of Family Growth with 1982 data reveals that the proportion of U.S. women who have had sexual intercourse rose slightly, from 86 percent to 89 percent. Among teenagers, the proportion sexually active rose from 47 percent to 53 percent; most of the change is attributable to increases occurring among white and(More)
Almost one in four U.S. women who use a reversible method of contraception rely on a publicly funded source of care, either a family planning clinic or a private physician reimbursed by Medicaid. According to three scenarios of alternative contraceptive use patterns, if publicly funded services were not available, these women would have between 1.2 million(More)
Timing of prenatal care has become the most widely used indicator of adequacy of care, largely because it is easy to measure and is obtained by national data collection sources. Because it is a crucial input into setting policy goals, it is important that we have an accurate measure of timing of care. This article reviews the existing level of access to(More)
The 1982 US National Survey of Family Growth included questions aimed at measuring sterilization regret. Of the 8583 couples in the survey who were protected from pregnancy by vasectomy or tubal ligation, 26% indicated they would like to have more children and 10% desire sterilization reversal. The proportion of women who want more children despite(More)
  • S Singh
  • Family planning perspectives
  • 1986
Rates of teenage pregnancy, birth and abortion vary greatly among states. Because states that have high birthrates tend to have low abortion rates, pregnancy levels vary much less than do the birth and abortion measures. The role of unintended pregnancy is highlighted by the fact that in states that have very high pregnancy rates, the adolescent abortion(More)
Seventy-eight percent of U.S. mothers begin prenatal care during the first three months of pregnancy; 18 percent wait until the second three months; and five percent wait until the third trimester or receive no care at all. Patterns of prenatal care vary widely among population subgroups: Mothers younger than 18 and unmarried mothers are the least likely to(More)
19% of births to Hispanics in 1980 occurred among women 20 years old, while the out-of-wedlock birth rate among Hispanics aged 15-19 was 40/1000 births (figures for Blacks were 89 and Whites 16/1000). However adolescent pregnancy-related behavior and levels of pregnancy for Hispanics have not been adequately studied. This study is based on data from the(More)
A methodology previously used to calculate the number of unintended pregnancies averted nationally through publicly funded contraceptive services has been adapted for a state-level analysis in California. An estimated 136,800 unintended pregnancies--which would result in approximately 36,000 births, 85,100 abortions and 15,700 miscarriages--are averted each(More)
The authors extend i-deals theory to an individual-within-a-team context. Drawing upon social comparison theory, they contend that individuals will react to their own i-deals within the context of group members' i-deals. Therefore, they examine the role of relative i-deals (an individual's i-deals relative to the team's average) in relation to employee(More)
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