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Session: Unintended Pregnancy: Risk and Resilience
3050.0: Monday, November 06, 2006: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Unintended Pregnancy: Risk and Resilience
Since the 1940s survey researchers have asked women whether their pregnancies were “planned” or “intended.” Concern about the large number of “unintended” pregnancies led to an Institute of Medicine report in 1995 and the inclusion of national health objectives to increase the proportion of pregnancies that are intended in Healthy People 2000 and Healthy People 2010. The standard measures of pregnancy planning and intention, while appealing and accessible to many researchers, are the focus of current considerable debate about their meaning. This session will focus on: (1) the standard measure of pregnancy intention and how it has been used to identify contraceptive gaps and pregnancy risks; (2) the complexity of pregnancy decision-making; and (3) the need for new measures of reproductive intention that will provide relevant information for public health program and policy formation.
Learning Objectives: To describe the standard definition of pregnancy intention To understand how women may interpret questions about pregnancy feelings To identify prenatal behaviors, birth outcomes, and parenting behaviores that are associated with unintended pregnancy
Organizer(s):Marjorie R. Sable, DrPH, MSW
Wendy L. Hellerstedt, MPH, PhD
8:30 AMIntroductory Remarks
8:35 AMIs there a public health interest in whether pregnancy is intended?  [ Recorded presentation ]
Carol J. Rowland Hogue, PhD, MPH, Laura MD Gaydos, PhD, Michael R. Kramer, MPH, Anne Lucy Lifflander, MD, MPH, Dinorah L. Calles, Larissa R. Brunner Huber, MPH, PhD
9:00 AMForming Fragile Families  [ Recorded presentation ]
Kathryn Edin, PhD, Paula England, PhD, Emily Fitzgibbons Shafer, Joanna Reed
9:25 AMAre ambivalent feelings about pregnancy associated wiith perinatal behaviors?  [ Recorded presentation ]
Wendy L. Hellerstedt, MPH, PhD, Marjorie R. Sable, DrPH, MSW
9:40 AMWantedness of pregnancy and the toddler's subsequent attachment: Are they related?  [ Recorded presentation ]
Marjorie R. Sable, DrPH, MSW, Warren B. Miller, MD, Annamaria Csizmadia, MS
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; HIV/AIDS; Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Public Health Nursing; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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