One in ten women intend to have child within year
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).