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Table 5 Learning needs of young women who plan to become pregnant, reported for full sample, students who scored above the 75th percentile on the CFPP scale and students who prefer CS

From: Preference for cesarean section in young nulligravid women in eight OECD countries and implications for reproductive health education

  Full sample % CFPP scores >75th percentile % CFPP scores ≤75th percentile % p Preference for CS % Preference for vaginal birth % P
The process of pregnancy 81.0 86.9 82.4 0.02 82.6 80.8 0.53
Promotion of a healthy pregnancy (nutrition, life style factors etc.) 88.0 91.6 89.9 0.23 84.7 88.3 0.11
The process of labor and birth 84.4 90.4 85.4 0.002 84.3 84.4 0.97
Available reproductive health services 59.1 69.2 58.6 <0.001 58.3 59.2 0.82
What could go wrong during pregnancy, labor and birth 74.4 85.6 73.4 <0.001 80.6 73.7 0.02
How to include both partners in the childbirth experience 72.0 76.4 73.6 0.22 64.5 72.7 0.02
The anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive system 43.7 56.8 41.6 <0.001 45.9 43.4 0.55
Risks and benefits of common interventions and technologies used during pregnancy, labor and birth 82.8 88.9 83.7 0.002 83.0 82.8 0.95
How the female body is equipped for childbirth 64.7 76.7 63.4 <0.001 66.4 64.5 0.60
Birth at home or at birthing centres 55.8 58.5 57.6 0.73 39.7 57.2 <0.001