Bailey, Wilma R.; Wynter, Hugh H; Lee, Amy; Oliver, Patricia; Chevannes, Barry
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Geography and Geology; Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Show, no show and sterilization.
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
Investigates the factors involved in the decision of a sample of women to break appointments for sterilization at the Fertility Management Unit of the University of the West Indies. The case control study involved 50 women who did not show up (no-shows) and an equal number who did show up (shows) over the same period. The no-shows had spent a shorter time in their current union than the shows, and some had no children for their partners at the time the appointments were made. Marriage is found to be the single most important event that would encourage the no-shows to consider sterilization in the future. Concludes that as long as poor women see child-bearing as a precondition for financial assistance from spouses, they will hesitate to give up this capability.....