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Pourreza A, Yousefi Z, Rahimi A. Reproductive Rights: Knowledge and attitude in women visiting State-run health centers in Tehran. sjsph. 2007; 5 (1) :39-46
URL: http://sjsph.tums.ac.ir/article-1-183-en.html

Abstract:   (4885 Views)
Background and Aim: Health and access to health facilities are now regarded as basic human rights and a fundamental social objective. Reproductive health is essential to promote quality of life and satisfy the need for an enjoyable parenthood.
Material and Methods:
This was a descriptive-analytic study on 430 women of reproductive age who were receiving health services from urban PHC clinics run by Tehran, Beheshti and Iran medical universities. With the help of a questionnaire we gathered data on factors related to reproductive health knowledge and attitude and analyzed the data using x2, OR, Parson correlation coefficients.
Results: Knowledge and attitude was found to be significantly related to education and employment (p<0.00). There was also an association between knowledge and attitude on one hand and husband's education and employment on the other (p<0.00). Age was not found to have an influence on knowledge and practice (p<0.757).
Conclusion: This research shows that education can have a major effect on empowering women to demand and exercise their basic rights, including those related to reproduction and childbearing.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Published: 2013/08/11

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