Gender of children and social provisions as predictors of unplanned pregnancies in Pakistan: a cross-sectional survey.



Naveed, Sadiq ORCID: 0000-0002-6084-7081, Lashari, Usman Ghani, Waqas, Ahmed, Bhuiyan, Mariam and Meraj, Hafsa
(2018) Gender of children and social provisions as predictors of unplanned pregnancies in Pakistan: a cross-sectional survey. BMC research notes, 11 (1). 587 - ?.

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Abstract

<h4>Objective</h4>Previous research indicates that attitudes to pregnancy and motherhood are influenced by social values, culture and religion. This study explores the relationship between social support and unwanted pregnancy among Pakistani women. This cross-sectional study was conducted at four teaching hospitals in Lahore in 2014.<h4>Results</h4>A total of 500 pregnant women who visited the hospitals' obstetrics and gynecology departments were asked to respond to a questionnaire consisting of respondents' characteristics and the Social Provisions Scale (SPS). Logistic regression analyzed the predictors of unplanned pregnancy. Unwanted pregnancies were more likely to occur among pregnant women from rural areas, with low scores on the SPS 'reassurance of worth' sub-scale, no history of contraceptive use, and who already had at least one son than those with no sons.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humans, Cross-Sectional Studies, Reproducibility of Results, Pregnancy, Pregnancy, Unplanned, Social Support, Adult, Child, Family Planning Services, Pakistan, Female, Surveys and Questionnaires
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2019 10:18
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2022 05:37
DOI: 10.1186/s13104-018-3696-8
Open Access URL: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-018-3696-8
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3035911