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The Resource Exploring unintended pregnancy in the United States military : a phenomenological approach, by Mary Kathryn Phillips

Exploring unintended pregnancy in the United States military : a phenomenological approach, by Mary Kathryn Phillips

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Exploring unintended pregnancy in the United States military : a phenomenological approach
Title
Exploring unintended pregnancy in the United States military
Title remainder
a phenomenological approach
Statement of responsibility
by Mary Kathryn Phillips
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Language
eng
Summary
Nearly half of the 6.7 million pregnancies in the United States each year are unintended. The U.S. unintended pregnancy rate is significantly higher than the rate in many other developed countries. By age 45, more than half of all American women will have experienced an unintended pregnancy, and three in ten will have had an abortion. Previous empirical research aimed to fix the rate of unintended pregnancy before it was adequately explored. The rationale for this study emanated from the belief that interventions intended to reduce the rate of unintended pregnancy will be more successful if the essence of unintended pregnancy is better understood. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to generate skepticism about accepted meanings and interpretations concerning unintended pregnancy and to critique ideologies that distort those meanings and interpretations. The rate of unintended pregnancy for women in the U.S. military, using the most conservative measure, is 50% higher than rates of unintended pregnancy among similarly aged women in the general, non military, public. Using a critical hermeneutic philosophical approach, this study used the lived experience, as described by servicewomen who faced an unintended pregnancy, as a tool for better understanding the social, cultural, political, and historical context in which that pregnancy occurred. Findings suggest that women at risk for unintended pregnancy may not have the practical knowledge to critically think about their own sexual practices, may have a poor appreciation of their sexual selves, and may fear moral judgment for acknowledging any sexual behaviors
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CDU
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Phillips, Mary Kathryn
Dissertation note
Dissertation (Ph.D.)
Dissertation year
2015
Granting institution
University of San Diego
Index
no index present
LC call number
UB418.W65
LC item number
P45 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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University of San Diego
Series statement
Dissertation series University of San Diego
Series volume
2015
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  • United States
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy
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Exploring unintended pregnancy in the United States military : a phenomenological approach, by Mary Kathryn Phillips
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Dissertation committee: Jane Georges, Chair; Joseph Burkard; Kathy James
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-111)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
956532200
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1 online resource (x, 111 pages)
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one file format
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online
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956532200
Label
Exploring unintended pregnancy in the United States military : a phenomenological approach, by Mary Kathryn Phillips
Publication
Contributor
Degree supervisor
Note
Dissertation committee: Jane Georges, Chair; Joseph Burkard; Kathy James
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-111)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
956532200
Extent
1 online resource (x, 111 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956532200

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