Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291403
Title:
From option to action: The abortion decision in adolescence
Author:
Laughlin, Catherine Wagner, 1950-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Approximately 1.1 million adolescent women become pregnant every year, and nearly 40% choose to terminate their pregnancies. This study explored pregnancy termination decisions of sixteen adolescent females in the southwestern United States. A demographic and decision making survey, Smilkstein's, et al. (1981) Family and Friends' Apgars and a sexual knowledge inventory were used to measure factors relevant to abortion decisions in this age group. Some expected results of the study included a lack of sexual knowledge and a greater degree of satisfaction with friends than with family. Participants reported overall but conflicted satisfaction with their abortion decisions. The small sample size and the fact that the majority of the participants were interviewed immediately after their abortions limits the findings. Recommendation is made for nurses to take a more active role in pregnancy prevention, protection of legal rights, and counseling activities to respond to this health problem.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Mental Health.; Health Sciences, Nursing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Badger, Terry A.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleFrom option to action: The abortion decision in adolescenceen_US
dc.creatorLaughlin, Catherine Wagner, 1950-en_US
dc.contributor.authorLaughlin, Catherine Wagner, 1950-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractApproximately 1.1 million adolescent women become pregnant every year, and nearly 40% choose to terminate their pregnancies. This study explored pregnancy termination decisions of sixteen adolescent females in the southwestern United States. A demographic and decision making survey, Smilkstein's, et al. (1981) Family and Friends' Apgars and a sexual knowledge inventory were used to measure factors relevant to abortion decisions in this age group. Some expected results of the study included a lack of sexual knowledge and a greater degree of satisfaction with friends than with family. Participants reported overall but conflicted satisfaction with their abortion decisions. The small sample size and the fact that the majority of the participants were interviewed immediately after their abortions limits the findings. Recommendation is made for nurses to take a more active role in pregnancy prevention, protection of legal rights, and counseling activities to respond to this health problem.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Mental Health.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBadger, Terry A.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1349141en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b25494314en_US
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