La participation des femmes de milieux écquement faibles aux services prénatals: essai de modélisation

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A number of studies have identified the importance of prenatal services in pregnancy progress and outcome both for mother and child. In fact, such services can reduce the risk of fetal mortality during pregnancy and infant mortality during birth and help reduce the risk of complications during delivery, particularly when they begin in the first trimester of the pregnancy and continue until delivery. Although this is a widely recognized fact, many women in poor ecc environments do not receive prenatal services. Until now, studies on women's participation in prenatal services have mainly dealt with an analysis of participant characteristics and service accessibility. This study goes beyond socio-demographic, psychosocial, and organizational determinants to examine the underlying rationale for disadvantaged women's decision to use prenatal services.

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