Womens Reproductive Health Survey Georgia 1999-2000. Final report.

Type Report
Title Womens Reproductive Health Survey Georgia 1999-2000. Final report.
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2000
URL http://www.popline.org/node/562961
This document presents the final report of the 1999-2000 Georgian Reproductive Health Survey (99GERHS) conducted by the Georgian Center for Disease Control, with support from the US and UN. This population-based survey was designed to provide the Ministry of Health, international agencies, and nongovernmental organizations with essential information on improving services related to the health of women and children. A sample of 7798 women 15-44 years of age were interviewed, including an oversample of 1655 internally displaced women living in government facilities. The questionnaire covered a wide range of topics related to reproductive health for all women regardless of marital status and included additional questions on family-life education and sexual behavior for women aged 15-24 years. These topics include: marriage and fertility; pregnancy intention status; prenatal care and breastfeeding; contraception awareness; contraceptive use; women's health; family life education; and HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Overall, the 99GERHS showed that Georgian women have inadequate knowledge and access to diverse contraceptive methods. However, it is noted that family life education courses promoting delayed initiation of first intercourse, knowledge of human sexuality, contraception, and disease prevention have been shown to promote increased use of contraceptives to protect against unintended pregnancy and STDs.

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