Factors associated with unintended pregnancy in Yamagata, Japan.

@article{Goto2002FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with unintended pregnancy in Yamagata, Japan.},
  author={Aya Goto and Seiji Yasumura and Michael R. Reich and Akira Fukao},
  journal={Social science \& medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={54 7},
  pages={
          1065-79
        }
}
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