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Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2013

Keywords

Crisis Pregnancy, Contraception, Survey, Irish, Non-national, Abortion

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Using nationally representative data, this paper investigates the experience of crisis pregnancy (CP) among Irish and non-Irish adults living in Ireland in 2010.

AIMS: To generate a detailed profile of Irish and non-Irish adults living in Ireland who have had an experience of CP and to investigate the differences in the experiences of CP between Irish and non-Irish adults.

METHOD: A national cross-sectional telephone survey methodology recruited 3,002 adult (18-45 years) participants (69 % response). Descriptive statistics and Chi-square analysis were used to compare the differences between the Irish (n = 334) and non-Irish sample (n = 57) with an experience of CP.

RESULTS: The majority of respondents with an experience of CP had a higher education level and were aged between 18 and 25 years. Significant differences, in terms of outcome of CP, were also found between groups; with more Irish respondents choosing parenthood over abortion, compared with their non-Irish counterparts.

CONCLUSION: This paper presents a unique profile of Irish and non-Irish adults living in Ireland with an experience of CP. Enhanced promotion of longer-acting contraceptives to all younger adults, and targeted awareness raising of post-abortion services among the non-Irish community, is recommended.

Disciplines

Psychology

Citation

Yogalingam K, Kelleher C, Bourke A, Boduszek D, McGee H, Morgan K. Experiences of crisis pregnancy among Irish and non-Irish adults living in Ireland: findings from the Irish Contraception and Crisis Pregnancy Survey 2010 (ICCP-2010). Irish Journal of Medical Science. 2013;182(4):633-8

PubMed ID

23558849

DOI Link

10.1007/s11845-013-0943-9

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