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Factors associated with married Iranian women´s contraceptive use in Turku, Finland
Department of Public Health, University of Turku, Finland.
Department of Teacher Education and the Institute of Biomedicine for Reproductive and Development Medicine, University of Turku, Finland.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH). (Internationell kvinno- & mödrahälsovård/ Essén)
2010 (English)In: Iranian Studies, ISSN 0021-0862, E-ISSN 1475-4819, Vol. 43, no 3, 379-390 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Iranians are one of Finland's major immigrant groups. Like other asylum seekers in Finland, the Iranians brought with them their own cultural practices, attitudes and beliefs regarding marriage and family structure. The aim of this research was to study factors associated with married Iranian women's contraceptive use in Finland. A total of 120 married women with more than one child were interviewed in Turku, a costal city situated about 200km from Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The questionnaires gathered information about the respondents' socio-demographic status, knowledge and use of contraception, number of children, length of time in Finland, education level and other social characteristics. Our research shows that the social factors that are associated with the Iranian women's contraceptive use are mainly due to changes in their conditions of life and adaptation to the Finnish society.

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2010. Vol. 43, no 3, 379-390 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-131462DOI: 10.1080/00210861003693919ISI: 000283018100005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-131462DiVA: diva2:354212
Available from: 2010-09-30 Created: 2010-09-30 Last updated: 2010-11-23Bibliographically approved

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