Embarazo no deseado y fuentes de información impresas y audiovisuales, en mujeres peruanas (2004-2005)
Huamán-Calderón, Diana; Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), Lima, Perú.
Quiliano-Terreros, Rocío; Biblioteca Central
Vílchez-Román, Carlos; Organización por la Defensa de la Libertad Sexual
Background: It is possible that there is a relationship betweenreading newspapers and magazines, watching television and listening to the radio andunwanted pregnancies. Aim: To assess the relationship between the access to printed andaudiovisual information resources and unwanted pregnancy in Peruvian women. Materialand methods: A sample of 5,071 women, aged between 18 and 30 years was selected from adatabase of a Demographics and Health survey performed between 2004 and 2005. Using theinformation obtained in the survey, the association between unwanted pregnancies andreading newspapers and magazines, was analyzed. Results: Twenty six percent of women hadat least an unwanted child (n =1,327). Radio and television were the media mostly used bythese women. Seventy five percent of women almost never read newspapers and magazines. Thelack of reading and the reliance in television and radio as sources of information were allassociated with unwanted pregnancy (p