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

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Title: Unmarried pregnant women's accounts of their contraceptive practices: a qualitative analysis
Authors: Hyde, Abbey
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4104
Date: 1996
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.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Journal: Irish Journal of Sociology
Volume: 6
Start page: 179
End page: 211
Copyright (published version): 1996, Manchester University Press
Keywords: ContraceptionUnmarried mothers
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems Research Collection

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