Pregnancy Fatalism is a single-item measure that captures women's degree of fatalism, or inevitability, of pregnancy in her life.
1. It doesn't matter whether I use birth control, when it is my time to get pregnant, it will happen.
Five response categories ranging from “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree”
Pregnancy Fatalism is constructed as a two-category measure (agree vs. neutral and disagree)
Jones, R. K. (2018). Is pregnancy fatalism normal? An attitudinal assessment among women trying to get pregnant and those not using contraception. Contraception, 98(4), 255-259. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2018.05.015
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