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Title: The prevention of unplanned pregnancy in women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus : a case study
Author: Shawe, Jill Alison
Awarding Body: Surrey University
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis examines the issue of unplanned pregnancy in women with diabetes mellitus (DM) in order to understand what factors promote or discourage effective preconception care. DM is a common disorder complicating pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy can present major health risks to both a woman with diabetes and her fetus (CEMACH 2005a). In spite of the risks, less than half of women with diabetes are reported to plan their pregnancies (CEMACH 2007). Incongruence in views between the health professionals and women with DM were found. This included the meaning of a 'planned 'pregnancy, knowledge of preconception issues, and in use of contraception where differences in prescribing and less use of hormonal methods were seen. Women were found to experience a medicalised approach to care.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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