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Citation

Wilder KJ, Guise JM, Perrin NA, Hanson GC, Hernandez R, Glass N. Obstet. Gynecol. Int. 2009; 2009: 625465.

Affiliation

Department of OB/GYN, Northern Navajo Medical Center, Indian Health Service, Shiprock, NM 87420, USA.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2009, Hindawi Publishing)

DOI

10.1155/2009/625465

PMID

19960056

PMCID

PMC2778450

Abstract

The study examines emergency contraception (EC) knowledge, awareness, perceptions, and prior use and identifies predictors of EC use among a sample of survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). The majority (66.2%) of 154 survivors at risk of pregnancy reported EC awareness, only 15.3% reported prior EC use. Logistic regression identified perceived abusive intimate partner approval (OR = 2.25; 95% CI = 1.15-4.41) and lack of moral/religious objections (OR = 12.83; 95% CI = 5.48-30.03) as the strongest predictors of EC use. Health care provider interventions acknowledging barriers to EC use, such as partner approval, and education that improves awareness of and knowledge about EC, may have the impact of empowering survivors in their reproductive choices, reducing unwanted pregnancies.


Language: en

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