Paper Information

Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS, GYNECOLOGY AND INFERTILITY   JUN 2016 , Volume 19 , Number 12 #G0036; Page(s) 18 To 26.
 
Paper: 

EXPLANATION OF UNWANTED PREGNANCY FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF FAMILY PLANNING SERVICE PROVIDERS: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY

 
 
Author(s):  PEYMAN NOOSHIN, EZZATI RASTEGAR KHADIJE, TEHRANI HADI, ZAREI FATEMEH
 
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Abstract: 

Introduction: Pregnancy is one of the best events in a woman's life, but unwanted pregnancy may threats the health of mother, child, family and community. This study was performed with aim to identify the reasons of unwanted pregnancy from the perspective of family planning service providers.
Methods: This study is based on qualitative content analysis approach which was performed in 2015. Participants were 13 health providers who provided family planning services to the referred women to health centers in Mashhad. Purposive sampling was conducted and data gathering continued until saturation. Semi-structured in-depth interview was done to collect data. The interview was recorded and transcribed. Data were analyzed based on content analysis approach in MAXQDA software.
Results: Three main following factors were explored as perceived reason for unwanted pregnancy: "reasons related to problems of health care system", "reasons related to the characteristics of the services recipients" , and "reasons related to the quality of family planning tools".
Conclusion: Reduced incidence of unwanted pregnancy needs to improve the quality of family planning services, consultation, husband's participation, promoting knowledge and improving attitudes of health providers towards family planning and improving the quality of family planning tools.

 
Keyword(s): CONTENT ANALYSIS, HEALTH SERVICE PROVIDERS, QUALITATIVE RESEARCH, UNWANTED PREGNANCY
 
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