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dc.contributor.authorArunrat Tangmunkongvorakulen_US
dc.contributor.authorCathy Banwellen_US
dc.contributor.authorGordon Carmichaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorIwu Dwisetyani Utomoen_US
dc.contributor.authorAdrian Sleighen_US
dc.description.abstractThe authors studied more than 1750 young urban Chiang Mai residents regarding pre-marital sex, contraception and reproductive health outcomes. Almost two-thirds of the males had had sexual intercourse, compared to one-third of the females. Withdrawal was the most popular method of birth control followed by condom use. There were more females (30.5 per cent) reporting that they had been pregnant than males (17.5 per cent) reporting that they had caused pregnancies. Twothirds of the respondents who had experienced or caused pregnancy reported that it ended in abortion. Almost half of those who had experienced abortion had induced it themselves, usually using illegal abortifacients. One-third went to a private clinic or hospital illegally. Self-induced abortions were sometimes associated with complications that were treated with pharmacy medications or severe complications requiring hospital treatment. Adolescents in northern Thailand need improved sexual health services and programmes. To be effective though, attention should also be given to underlying cultural attitudes toward sexuality and young people, especially women. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.en_US
dc.subjectSocial Sciencesen_US
dc.titleBirth control, pregnancy and abortion among adolescents in Chiang Mai, Thailanden_US
article.title.sourcetitleAsian Population Studiesen_US
article.volume7en_US Mai Universityen_US National Universityen_US
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