Unintended pregnancy and prenatal care: a study from a maternity hospital in Turkey.

@article{Erol2010UnintendedPA,
  title={Unintended pregnancy and prenatal care: a study from a maternity hospital in Turkey.},
  author={Nermin Erol and Raika Durusoy and Işıl Ergin and Banu D{\"o}ner and Meltem Çiçeklioğlu},
  journal={The European journal of contraception & reproductive health care : the official journal of the European Society of Contraception},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={290-300}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate factors associated with pregnancy intention and its effects on source, content and adequacy of prenatal care for women who delivered in a large maternity hospital in Izmir, Turkey. METHODS This cross-sectional survey was carried out using a questionnaire administered face-to-face to 351 women who had given birth in Konak Maternity Hospital in May 2002. RESULTS Nearly half (47.3%) of the pregnancies were unintended: 31.3% were mistimed, and 16.0% unwanted. Women's and… CONTINUE READING