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Department of Midwifery, Islamic Azad University, Kazerun Branch, Kazerun, Iran , gholami_zhaleh@yahoo.com
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Background & Aims: Abortion is always overshadowed by different factors and influenced by psychological, social, and biological factors. Induced abortion rate in unwanted pregnancies is still high in Iran. Due to the fact that induced abortion has always been condemned and unauthorized in Islamic societies, the current study aims to investigate the relationship between the levels of religious beliefs on reducing induced abortion in unwanted pregnancy. Materials & Methods: The current study is a cross-sectional descriptive analytical study about women visiting Health-Care Centers in Kazerun city during 2018-2019. The contributors were chosen among the women who had unwanted pregnancies. The selection of samples was done by available sampling method and data collection tool has been questionnaire including demographic information and have an induce abortion or not to have an abortion and asses religious beliefs. To assess religious beliefs, Glock and Stark's questionnaire was used. To analyze the data, descriptive and inferential statistics were utilized using the SPSS 22. For this purpose, mean and standard deviation (descriptive statistics) and Eta coefficient and independent T-test (inferential statistics) were used. For all tests the maximum error was 5%. Results: Based on the findings there was no significant difference between the two groups of women (have an intentional abortion or have no intentional abortion) in terms of demographic characteristics (p›0.05). The rate of unwanted pregnancies and the rate of time unwanted pregnancies in group 2 (have no abortion) were higher than group 1 (have an abortion).Religion Score in group 2 in different dimensions of religiosity and total religiosity is higher than group 1. The correlation between religious beliefs and having an intentional abortion or no intentional abortion was high. There was a significant difference between two groups in terms of religious belief (p ‹0.001). Conclusion: Based on the results of this research, there is a strong correlation between women's religious beliefs and non-induced abortion in unwanted pregnancies. Despite providing the ground for prevention, training and awareness are critical for reducing the complications of unhealthy abortion. In this regard, it is necessary to provide training about the theoretical, practical, and religious principles.
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