Hemşirelik ve Ebelik Bölümü Öğrencilerinin Aile Planlaması ve İstemli Düşükle İlgili Görüşlerinin Belirlenmesi
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This research was carried out as a descriptive study to determine the opinions of nursing and midwifery students about family planning and abortion. This research was implanted in 2012-2013 academic term with participation of 685 nursing department students, 301 midwifery department students and totally 986 students and a questionnaire prepared after literature research that questions demographic characteristics, knowledge and opinions about abortion and family planning methods and services was applied to the students. For statistical analysis, proportion, chi-square and Fisherexact chi-square tests were used. The results showed that 47.3 % of nursing students and 42.5 % of midwifery students thinks that abortion is unnecessary for unintended pregnancy (p>0.05). The results also showed that nursing students tend to agree the expression ?abortion is morally wrong? much more than midwifery students (p<0.05). It has been concluded that both nursing and midwifery department students do not accept abortion except medical necessities. As a result of this study it is proposed to expand topics of abortion and family health planning in the curriculum of nursing and midwifery departments and courses related with family planning and abortion should discuss and cover abortion more comprehensively using various kinds of teaching techniques.