Reproductive health of married adolescent women in squatter areas in Alexandria, Egypt
AbstractThrough 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
Sallam, S.A., Mahfouz, A.A. & Dabbous, N.I. (2001). Reproductive health of married adolescent women in squatter areas in Alexandria, Egypt. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 7 (6), 935-942, 2001 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119111
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 7 (6), 935-942, 2001
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