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Frequency of Suicidal Thoughts and Attempt in Pregnant Women Referred to Four Hospitals of Yazd City, Iran in 2011

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Author Mojibian M, Mirhoseini H, Asadpour M, Pourrashidi Boshrabadi A, Hosseinpoor S, Rezahosseini O, Bidaki R, Binesh M, Jalili AR, Ebrahimi S, Jalili S
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 31-38
Volume No. 4
Issue No. 1
Issue Date February 01, 2014
Publishing Date February 01, 2014
Keywords suicide thought, suicide attempt, pregnant women


Introduction: Suicide is a conscious and voluntary act that a person ends him/her life by a life threatening and fatal act. Pregnancy is the most important and vital life stage for every woman. Because of the different stress in pregnancy as well as prevalence of psychiatric disorders such as depression, suicide risk during pregnancy is also available. We investigate the frequency of suicide attempt and Suicide thoughts of pregnant women in Yazd, a city in center of Iran. Material and Methods: In this cross sectional study all of pregnant women that attending urban health centers of Yazd University of Medical Sciences in 2011 were the target population. Pregnant women (N=384) were selected after exclusion criteria applied. Beck suicide questionnaire for suicide was used to collect data. Results: Suicidal thoughts was higher in women with unintended pregnancies (p=0.006). But women with the importance of child's gender did not differ significantly (p=0.513). In none of the groups there was an attempted suicide in the family. The frequency of suicidal thoughts in the group of women with malicious behavior during pregnancy was higher (p=0.004). Conclusion: It is concluded that the causes of suicidal thoughts among pregnant women in city of Yazd is associated with the unwanted child. Planning to prevent unintended pregnancy can be effective in reducing these thoughts. Fortunately, no cases of suicide attempt were found in pregnant women under 24 and upper 32. Wider studies are recommended.

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