One in ten women intend to have child within year

Published 27/02/2014 | 05:26

The study into contraception also looked at the family situations and family intentions of women in Munster.

One in ten Munster women (10%) definitely intend to have a child within a year, with a further 7% intending on it within two years. Overall in Munster, 14% say they do not intend to have children. Of the Munster women surveyed who have a child, 62% conceived their child within three months – rising to 73% within six months.

The average age for a first attempted pregnancy was 26, and 47% of the women surveyed had children (32% one child; 46%; 22% three or more).

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