We aim to provide a deeper understanding of a broader range of potential factors affecting risk behaviors related to safe motherhood among refugee women in Eastern Sudan, thus creating a basis for further research in behavioral change. Risk behaviors chosen for this study follow (1)
practice of female genital cutting, (2) adopting family planning (FP) practices, (3) usage of a skilled birth attendant, and (4) response to obstetric complications. Analyzing findings with the PRECEDE-PROCEED model, we found that factors frequently were uncontrollable for an individual woman,
suggesting the importance of a supportive political, social, and educational environment for safe motherhood.
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Document Type: Research Article
Faculty of Nursing, St. Mary's College, Fukuoka, Japan
Osaka Medical Center and Research Institute for Maternal and Child Health (WHO Collaborating Center for Maternal and Child Health), Osaka, Japan
September 1, 2008