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Knowledge of Increased Risks Involved in Delaying Childbearing

Title: Knowledge of Increased Risks Involved in Delaying Childbearing.
Name(s): Propst, Lauren, author
Department of Psychology
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2013
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: There is a growing trend in the United States for men and women to delay childbearing until later in life, even though there are increased risks that are associated with delaying childbearing, including increasing rates of infertility and increasing pregnancy and childbirth complications. The purpose of this study was to determine the overall knowledge level of the increased risks involved in delaying childbearing, specifically relating to age-related fertility decline and age-related pregnancy and childbirth complications, and also to determine what factors are associated with differences in knowledge level about these risks in order to target populations with lower knowledge level for public health interventions in the future. Two samples were studied, including an undergraduate student sample from Florida State University (FSU) and a general population sample from Mechanical Turk. It was found that both samples had generally low knowledge levels about the increased risks involved in delaying childbearing, and there was an association found between higher level of education completed already and higher knowledge level. No conclusive association was found between age, gender, or having biological children and knowledge level. Future research should be done in this area to expand these results in order to be able to target specific populations for public health interventions.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0256 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2014.
Date of Defense: November 18, 2013.
Subject(s): Psychology
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Propst, L. (2013). Knowledge of Increased Risks Involved in Delaying Childbearing. Retrieved from