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  1. Screening for pregnancy and contraceptive use among women admitted to a Denver Detoxification Center.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To determine the prevalence of pregnancy and contraceptive use among female inpatients at a Denver detoxification center who were at risk of becoming pregnant.

    Methods

    The authors administered surveys and pregnancy tests to 373 female admissions to the Denver CARES detoxification center between March and September 1996.

    Results

    Most were admitted for alcohol-related reasons, and most reported previous pregnancies.

    Seven percent of admissions had positive pregnancy tests, and 56% of admissions reported not using contraceptives with every sexual encounter.

    Conclusions

    Routine assessment of pregnancy status and contraceptive use in women admitted for detoxification, along with on-site family planning services, may be important components of efforts to prevent adverse outcomes associated with substance abuse during pregnancy, including fetal alcohol syndrome.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Enquête, Dépistage, Gestation, Utilisation, Contraceptif, Syndrome alcoolique foetal, Toxicomanie, Alcoolisme, Traitement, Sevrage toxique, Prévention, Toxicité, Colorado, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Ethanol, Nouveau né pathologie, Homme, Femelle

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Survey, Medical screening, Pregnancy, Use, Contraceptive, Fetal alcohol syndrome, Drug addiction, Alcoholism, Treatment, Poison withdrawal, Prevention, Toxicity, Colorado, United States, North America, America, Ethanol, Newborn diseases, Human, Female

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0415386

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 25/01/1999.