Unmarried pregnant women's accounts of their contraceptive practices: a qualitative analysis

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dc.contributor.author Hyde, Abbey
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-13T17:07:25Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-13T17:07:25Z
dc.date.copyright 1996, Manchester University Press en
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier.citation Irish Journal of Sociology en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4104
dc.description.abstract This article presents qualitative data on the contraceptive practices of fifty-one unmarried pregnant women selected at a Dublin maternity hospital. Seven categories have been constructed from data to capture the ways in which the women became pregnant, namely 'fertility denial', 'destiny dependence', 'progressive remissness', 'occasional or intermittent risk-taking', 'calculated risk-taking', 'pro-active fertility management', and 'contraceptive failure or misuse'. It is argued that the variations noted in women's experiences in approaching pregnancy occurred against a background of patriarchal discourses that sometimes intersected to produce contradictory effects. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Manchester University Press en
dc.subject Contraception en
dc.subject Unmarried mothers en
dc.title Unmarried pregnant women's accounts of their contraceptive practices: a qualitative analysis en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.authorcontactother abbey.hyde@ucd.ie
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 6 en
dc.identifier.startpage 179 en
dc.identifier.endpage 211 en
dc.neeo.contributor Hyde|Abbey|aut|
dc.description.admin AMS en
dc.internal.rmsid 85759195
dc.date.updated 2013-01-07T15:05:25Z

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