Attitudes of general practitioners in Northern Ireland toward abortion and family planning
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

A survey of the attitudes and practices of general practitioners in Northern Ireland regarding contraception and abortion was carried out in 1994 and 1995 with a randomized sample of 154 physicians. The vast majority of doctors who received requests for contraceptives from their patients fulfilled those request (94%). Overall, 13% of the doctors said a married patient had requested an abortion in the past three months, and 34% had had a similar request from an unmarried patient. Two-thirds thought that a woman together with her physician should decide whether to terminate a pregnancy, 19% did not think the choice should be left with the woman and her physician and 13% were undecided. Sixty-six percent believed that a joint strategy of improving contraceptive use and reducing premarital intercourse is the best approach for preventing unwanted pregnancy among teenagers, 21% specified only improving contraceptive use and 13% indicated only reducing premarital intercourse.

Author(s): 
Francome, C.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Family Planning Perspectives
Journal Abbreviation: 
Fam Plann Perspect
Publication Date: 
1997-10
Publication Year: 
1997
Pages: 
234-236
Volume: 
29
Issue: 
5
ISSN: 
0014-7354
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 9323501

Turabian/Chicago Citation

C. Francome. 1997-10. "Attitudes of general practitioners in Northern Ireland toward abortion and family planning." Family Planning Perspectives 29: 5: 234-236.

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