One in four women says they both get pregnant or not
A new study published in the US Maternity and Child Health Journal suggests that for almost one American women's bedroom either gets pregnant or not. This wide range of ambivalence surprised the researchers, who said that some changes in approach to various aspects of women's health were needed.
Nearly 4000 American women between the ages of 25 and 45 and sexually active were evaluated. About 70% said they were not trying to get pregnant, 6% said they were trying, and almost 23%, that is, for almost one in four women, they said they were not trying to conceive or avoid pregnancy. women who did not have children, 60% said they were not trying to have it, 14% were trying to get pregnant, and 26% said they were okay anyway. According to lead author Julian McQuillian of the University of Nebraska, the finding radically defies the notion that women are always trying to get pregnant in one way or another.
The study also gave more precise measurements of the intentions of women to become pregnant, which are important in estimating the unmet need for contraceptive methods and the construction of more effective family planning programs, promoting better child and maternal health care. are well in any way should now be assessed separately from women who have a decision about having children.
According to the researchers, if health professionals question women whether they are trying to get pregnant and answer is no, then automatically they are embedded in the group of women who are not trying. However, such women should be treated as if they were likely to conceive and should therefore obtain recommendations, such as ensuring adequate intake of folic acid and limiting alcohol intake.
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