Options for measuring unintended pregnancy in cycle 6 of the National Survey of Family Growth

Linda S. Peterson, William D. Mosher

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Abstract

The National Survey of Family Growth staff contracted with researchers for an improved measurement of unintended pregnancy for Cycle 6 in the year 2001. There is a need for additional data related to unintended pregnancy for individuals practicing contraception, and for individuals who wanted to be pregnant but are not using any method. Substantive additions for the study include motivation desire to avoid pregnancy, ambivalence, and reasons for unintended pregnancy. Moreover, the introduction at the beginning of the "intendedness" series is to know about the feelings of a woman right before she becomes pregnant. A question is asked on the method or methods used in the month of conception. The impact of the question on the respondents needs to be assessed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-253
Number of pages2
JournalFamily Planning Perspectives
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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