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ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 523430, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/523430
Research Article

Prevalence of and Some Factors Relating with Unwanted Pregnancy, in Ahwaz City, Iran, 2010

1Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medical School, Ahwaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahwaz 61357-15751, Iran
2Department of Public Health, Ahwaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahwaz 61357-15751, Iran

Received 27 August 2011; Accepted 29 September 2011

Academic Editors: D. Chen and J. Huber

Copyright © 2011 M. Najafian et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We aimed to find the prevalence and some factors relating with unwanted pregnancy. Methods. It was a cross-sectional study on 400 randomly pregnant women, who were referring to different health centers in Ahwaz city during 2010. Data was conducted based on questionnaire, and all the analysis was performed using SPSS (version 17) statistical analysis software. Results. The prevalence of unwanted pregnancy was 26%. The percentage of unwanted pregnancy in ages more than 35 years was approximately three times more than the intended pregnancy. There were significant relationship between unwanted pregnancy and some variables such as age, number of pregnancy, number of childbirth, education status, economic status, husband's occupation, and the relationship with the spouse and contraceptive methods ( ๐‘ƒ < 0 . 0 0 0 1 ). Conclusion. The prevalence of unwanted pregnancy was high. To prevent unwanted pregnancy using consultation services before planning to be pregnancy, it is necessary to identify the factors relating with unwanted pregnancy.