Yogalingam, Kohgulakuhan, Kelleher, Caroline, Bourke, Ashling, Boduszek, Daniel and Morgan, Karen (2013) Experiences of Crisis Pregnancy among Irish and Non-Irish adults living in Ireland: Findings from the Irish Contraception and Crisis Pregnancy Survey 2010 (ICCP-2010). Irish Journal of Medical Science, 182 (4). pp. 633-638. ISSN 0021-1265

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Background: Using nationally representative data, this paper investigates the experience of crisis pregnancy (CP) among Irish and non-Irish adults living in Ireland in 2010.
Aims: To generate a detailed profile of Irish and non-Irish adults living in Ireland who have had an experience of CP and to investigate the differences in the experiences of CP between Irish and non-Irish adults.
Method: A national cross-sectional telephone survey methodology recruited 3002 adult(18-45 years) participants (69% response). Descriptive statistics and chi square analysis were used to compare the differences between the Irish (n=334) and non-Irish sample (n=57) with an experience of CP.
Results: The majority of respondents with an experience of CP had a higher education level and were aged between 18-25 years. Significant differences, in terms of outcome of CP, were also found between groups; with more Irish respondents choosing parenthood over abortion, compared with their non-Irish counterparts.
Conclusion: This paper presents a unique profile of Irish and non-Irish adults living in Ireland with an experience of CP. Enhanced promotion of longer-acting contraceptives to all younger adults, and targeted awareness raising of post-abortion services among the non-Irish community, is recommended.

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