Exploring the Knowledge, Attitudes and Use of Contraception Methods in Relation to Unintended Pregnancy, an Experience from the Republic of Moldova

Sagaidac IrinaCernetchi Olga


Background: The results of the MICS study in the Republic of Moldova show that 7% of 15–19 year-old women have already started their sexual life, of which 5% have already given birth. Since the number of women using modern methods of contraception is suboptimal, unintended pregnancies remain a persistent problem in Moldova.Methods: We have conducted a hospital based study in the largest maternity in Moldova. Women who gave birth 24–72 hours before were included as study participants and were divided into two groups - group # 1, in which the pregnancy was unplanned but was accepted psychologically and women gave birth and group # 2 which covered the women who consciously did not use contraception because they were planning a pregnancy.Results: The results of the study showed that 50.6% of the respondents started their sexual life at the age of ≤ 18 but only 34.2% of the total number of these women started using a contraceptive method along with the onset of sexual life. The results of the study showed that only 54.4% of the pregnancies were planned. Besides the fact that 54.0 ± 2.9% of the women in the postpartum period were not planning a pregnancy, 10.4% of women would not use any contraceptive method after discharge from mate...Continue Reading

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