The Relationship Between Repeated Unintended Pregnancies and Current Contraceptive Use: National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) 2006-2008 data

Yui Matsuda, Saba Masho, Jacqueline M. McGrath

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The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between the number of unintended pregnancies and current contraceptive use. This is a secondary analysis of a cross-sectional survey, the 2006-2008 National Survey of Family Growth, which included 4,052 women between the ages of 15 and 44 years. A statistically significant association was found between the nonuse of contraceptives and repeated unintended pregnancies, as well as among those who used an effective contraceptive method and repeated unintended pregnancies. Nurses are encouraged to ask questions about intendedness of pregnancies during women's visits and help women choose appropriate contraceptive methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-172
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Community Health Nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Community and Home Care

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