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Mahmoud Tavousi, Mohammad Esmaeil Motlagh, Mohammad Eslami, Aliasghar Haerimehrizi, Akram Hashemi, Ali Montazeri. Fertility desire among Iranians living in Tehran: reasons for desire and disinterest. Payesh. 2016; 15 (6) :663-668
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1- Health Metrics Research Center, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
2- Medcine Faculty, Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
3- Family and School Health, Ministry of Health & Medical education, Tehran, Iran
4- Health Metrics Research Center, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran Iran
5- Health Metrics Research Center, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran
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Objective: To find out reasons for fertility desire or fertility disinterest among people living in Tehran, Iran.
Methods: This was a population-based study. A sample of married individuals living in all 22 districts in Tehran recruited and was asked to indicate reasons for desire or disinterest for fertility. Data were collected via a single open question. Participants were free to name several reasons as they wish. Descriptive analysis was used to explore the data.
Results: In all 1200 individuals (600 male and 600 female) were interviewed. The mean age of participants was 33.6 (SD = 7.31) years. The most important reason for fertility desire was wish to experience parenthood (90.7%) followed by having inadequate number of children (72.4%) and interest in having a crowded family (64.1%). The most important reason for disinterest for fertility was worrying about the future of the new child (83.2%) followed by economic problems (77.5%), and having adequate number of children (74.5%).
Conclusion: The findings might help health policy makers to implement appropriate interventions if they wish to improve population growth rate for the country.
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type of study: Research | Subject: Medical
Accepted: 2016/09/5 | ePublished ahead of print: 2016/09/7 | Published: 2000/11/15

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