Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.

Sterilization Regret in Sri Lanka: A Retrospective Study

Dennis Hapugalle, Barbara Janowitz, Sharon Weir, Deborah L. Covington, Lynne Wilkens and Celene Aluvihare
International Family Planning Perspectives
Vol. 15, No. 1 (Mar., 1989), pp. 22-28
Published by: Guttmacher Institute
DOI: 10.2307/2133275
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2133275
Page Count: 7
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Download ($10.00)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Sterilization Regret in Sri Lanka: A Retrospective Study
Preview not available

Abstract

A study of 817 Sri Lankan women who underwent sterilization between 1980 and 1983 indicates that 14 percent subsequently regretted their sterilization--that is, they either said they wanted to have another child or they wished they had been sterilized later or not at all. The most important determinants of regret were not having a child of each sex at the time of the operation, being married fewer than five years, being under age 25, having two children or fewer, not having control over the sterilization decision, having a husband who opposed the sterilization and having a child die subsequent to the procedure.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
22
    22
  • Thumbnail: Page 
23
    23
  • Thumbnail: Page 
24
    24
  • Thumbnail: Page 
25
    25
  • Thumbnail: Page 
26
    26
  • Thumbnail: Page 
27
    27
  • Thumbnail: Page 
28
    28