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Pregnancy Fatalism

Pregnancy Fatalism is a single-item measure that captures women's degree of fatalism, or inevitability, of pregnancy in her life.

Categories

Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adults

Items:

1. It doesn't matter whether I use birth control, when it is my time to get pregnant, it will happen.

Response Options:
Five response categories ranging from “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree”

Scoring Procedures

Pregnancy Fatalism is constructed as a two-category measure (agree vs. neutral and disagree)

Original Citation

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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