Attitudes of Czech women toward induced abortions


Authors: K. Hollá 1;  P. Weiss 1;  V. Unzeitig 2;  D. Cibula 3
Authors‘ workplace: Sexuologický ústav 1. LF UK a VFN, Praha, přednosta doc. MUDr. J. Zvěřina, CSc. 1;  Gynekologicko-porodnická klinika LF MU, Brno, přednosta prof. MUDr. P. Ventruba, DrSc. 2;  Gynekologicko-porodnická klinika 1. LF UK a VFN, Praha, přednosta prof. MUDr. A. Martan, DrSc. 3
Published in: Čes. Gynek.2009, 74, č. 2 s. 92-96
Category: Original Article

Overview

Objective:
Survey of attitudes of Czech women toward abortions.

Design:
Representative survey.

Methods:
Anonymous questionnare survey of the sample of 1011 Czech women aged 15 to 50.

Results:
Number of induced abortions significantly increases with age; women with one or more children frequently undergo induced abortion; women using hormonal contraception have significantly less incidence of induced abortion in their case history; independently of age or place of residence Czech women have liberal attitudes towards the possibility for induced abortion, whereas the religious beliefs significantly increase the restrictive attitudes towards induced abortion.

Conclusion:
In spite of the very liberal attitudes of Czech women toward induced abortions their number is constatntly decreasing – probably as a result of the increasing number of hormonal contraception users.

Key words:
induced abortion, contraception, attitudes, incidence.


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Paediatric gynaecology Gynaecology and obstetrics Reproduction medicine

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