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Title: Reproductive health of married adolescent women in squatter areas in Alexandria, Egypt
Authors: Sallam, S.A.
Mahfouz, A.A.
Dabbous, N.I.
Issue Date: 2001
Language: English
Abstract: Through a house-to-house survey, 455 married adolescent women [< 20 years] and 455 married women aged 20-45 years from squatter areas in Alexandria were interviewed. Determinants of early marriage were consanguinity, illiteracy and unawareness of reproductive health. Of the currently pregnant adolescents, 22% were receiving antenatal care compared with 40% of the older women. Family planning methods were currently being used by 39% of the adolescents and 63% of the older wives. Determinants of non-use were: adolescence, illiteracy and previous miscarriage/stillbirth. There is a need to increase public awareness of reproductive health and change the behaviour of both groups of women in this under-privileged sector
Description: 935-942
Keywords: Consanguinity
Cross-Sectional Studies
Educational Status
Family Planning Services
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Poverty Areas
Pregnancy in Adolescence
Transients and Migrants
Urban Health
Subject: Reproductive Medicine
ISSN: 1020-3397
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