Title

Future abortion provision among US graduating obstetrics and gynecology residents, 2004

Authors

Authors

R. H. Allen; C. Raker; J. Steinauer; K. L. Eastwood; J. E. Kacmar;L. A. Boardman

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Contraception

Keywords

Induced abortion; Medical education; Residency training; UNITED-STATES OBSTETRICS; PROGRAMS; ATTITUDES; Obstetrics & Gynecology

Abstract

Background: This study was conducted to identify characteristics associated with US obstetric and gynecology graduating residents' intention to provide pregnancy termination services in their clinical practice. Study Design: In this cross-sectional study, we surveyed all 1148 fourth-year residents in obstetrics and gynecology graduating from US training programs in 2004. Results: Of 494 respondents, 187 (39%) planned to perform elective abortions after residency. In multivariable analysis controlling for various factors, the following were independently associated with plans to perform pregnancy termination in the future: pre-residency intentions to provide pregnancy termination [odds ratio (OR), 10; 95% confidence interval (CI), 5.3-18.9; p<.001], performing more than 50 first-trimester abortions during residency (OR, 5.1; 95% CI, 1.3-19.6; p=.02) and plans to enter academic practice (OR, 2.5; 95% CI 1.1-6.2; p=.04). Conclusions: Intentions before residency to provide pregnancy termination services was the strongest predictor of future abortion provision. (C) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Journal Title

Contraception

Volume

81

Issue/Number

6

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

531

Last Page

536

WOS Identifier

WOS:000278350500013

ISSN

0010-7824

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