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Reproduction, Risk and Reality: Family Planning and Reproductive Health in Northern Vietnam

Citation

Gorbach, Pamina M.; Hoa, Dao T. Khanh; Tsui, Amy Ong; & Nhan, Vu Qui (1998). Reproduction, Risk and Reality: Family Planning and Reproductive Health in Northern Vietnam. Journal of Biosocial Science, 30(3), 393-409.

Abstract

In collaboration with the National Committee for Population and Family Planning, a study was conducted in 1994 in two Vietnamese communes to provide community level information on women's reproductive health and behaviors. A survey of 504 rural and 523 urban women collected five-year histories of reproduction, contraception, abortion and symptoms of Reproductive Tract Infections (RTI). This analysis focuses on the relationships between women's individual characteristics, use of family planning and abortion, and reported RTI symptoms. The findings reveal that IUDs do not raise women's likelihood of experiencing RTI symptoms in either commune. A recent abortion, however, strongly increases women's likelihood of having RTI symptoms in the rural commune, while low-socioeconomic status is associated with RTI symptoms in the urban commune.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0021932098003939

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Biosocial Science

Author(s)

Gorbach, Pamina M.
Hoa, Dao T. Khanh
Tsui, Amy Ong
Nhan, Vu Qui

Year Published

1998

Volume Number

30

Issue Number

3

Pages

393-409

Reference ID

175