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Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing 2013;19(2):99-107.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2013.19.2.99    Published online June 21, 2013.
Unmarried Mother's Knowledge and Attitudes toward Emergency Contraceptive Pills
Gyeong Mi Lee, Hyo Jung Koh, Hye Young Kim
1Delivery room, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Daegu, Korea.
2College of Nursing, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea.
3Department of Nursing, Catholic Sangji College, Andong, Korea. hye268@csj.ac.kr
Abstract
PURPOSE
This study was conducted to identify relationships among knowledge and attitudes of unmarried mothers toward emergency contraceptive pills.
METHODS
Data were collected through structured questionnaires from 135 unmarried mothers enrolled in 7 single mothers' facilities nationwide. Data were analyzed using the SPSS/WIN 17.0 program for descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Scheffe-test, and Pearson correlation coefficients.
RESULTS
For knowledge about emergency contraceptive pills, there were significant differences among who live with her before pregnancy, experience of past pregnancies, state of present pregnancy and preparation in using contraceptives. For attitude toward emergency contraceptive pills, there were significant differences according to age, education level and religion. There were significant positive relationships between knowledge and attitudes toward emergency contraceptive pills.
CONCLUSION
The results of this study suggest that unmarried women should be better informed about emergency contraceptive pills, and reassured about their safety. Efforts are needed to disseminate up-to-date information to experts in sex education including nurses.
Key Words: Unmarried mother; Contraception


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