Family planning practices and attitudes among former soviet new immigrant women in Israel.
One hundred young new immigrant women from the former U.S.S.R. now living in Israel answered a detailed semi-open questionnaire regarding their knowledge, attitudes and behaviors in fertility and birth control issues.
A collective family planning profile of these women is largely in line with that of the urban population of Slavonic U.S.S.R., combining early marriage, early and low fertility, the latter achieved by both abortion and contraception.
Most respondents and their partners tried to prevent unwanted pregnancies, usually starting from traditional methods and switching over time to modern ones.
An IUD remained most popular contraceptive among parous women, while use of the pill, very rare in the U.S.S.R., has almost doubled upon migration, mostly among younger women.
Still, they kept some misleading ideas on the pros and cons of traditional versus modern methods, suggesting lack of adequate information also upon migration.
Like their ex-compatriots our women preferred to solve their birth control problems without external professional involvement.
Free abortion ideology was not universally advocated by our respondents, most were fully aware of abortion limitations in Israel.
While rationally condemning abortion in both moral and health terms, most respondents still use it, this gap between beliefs and practice being indicative of their readiness to adopt efficient contraception.
This switch occurs faster in women actively involved with society via work or studies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Immigrant, Russe, Israël, Attitude, Comportement, Connaissance, Contrôle naissance, Contraception, Homme, Femelle, Fertilité, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Immigrant, Russian, Israel, Attitude, Behavior, Knowledge, Birth control, Contraception, Human, Female, Fertility, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0461142
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 01/03/1996.