Family planning needs of male chronic mental patients in the general hospital psychiatry clinic

John H. Coverdale, Dave Schotte, Pedro Ruiz, Scott Pharies, Timothy Bayer

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Abstract

We investigated the parenting history, contraceptive behavior, and contraceptive needs of 35 male chronic mental patients seen at an urban outpatient psychiatric clinic. Most patients had fathered children, but 60% of the children less than 16 years of age were not being reared by their biological father. Forty-one percent of the patients who had sexual intercourse during the preceding year and had not wanted children reported that they or their sexual partner had not used contraception at the time of last intercourse. Patients were reportedly at significant risk of fathering unwanted children and sexually transmitted diseases. Strategies for preventing unwanted pregnancies within this population are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-41
Number of pages4
JournalGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Mentally Ill Persons
Family Planning Services
General Hospitals
Psychiatry
Unwanted Children
Contraception Behavior
Unwanted Pregnancies
Sexual Partners
Coitus
Parenting
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Contraceptive Agents
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Contraception
Fathers
History
Population

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Family planning needs of male chronic mental patients in the general hospital psychiatry clinic. / Coverdale, John H.; Schotte, Dave; Ruiz, Pedro; Pharies, Scott; Bayer, Timothy.

In: General Hospital Psychiatry, Vol. 16, No. 1, 01.01.1994, p. 38-41.

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Coverdale, John H. ; Schotte, Dave ; Ruiz, Pedro ; Pharies, Scott ; Bayer, Timothy. / Family planning needs of male chronic mental patients in the general hospital psychiatry clinic. In: General Hospital Psychiatry. 1994 ; Vol. 16, No. 1. pp. 38-41.
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