Journal article

Factors Influencing Unintended Pregnancies amongst Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Cambodia.

Farwa Rizvi, Joanne Williams, Elizabeth Hoban

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | Published : 2019


Background: Unintended pregnancies in Cambodian youth are a major reproductive health concern with detrimental personal and socioeconomic consequences. A social ecological model was used to identify sociodemographic factors potentially associated with unintended pregnancies, and an analysis of data from the 2014 Cambodian Demographic and Health Survey was used to determine associations. Methods: Weighted data were analysed using multiple logistic regression analyses for 3406 Cambodian sexually active single, in union or married females aged 15-29 years. Results: The prevalence of unintended pregnancy was 12.3%. Unintended pregnancy was significantly associated with younger age groups (15-24 ..

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