Family Planning of Portuguese Immigrants and Integration in Belgium
Julia S.N. Ferro Bucher
Universidade de Brasilia Departemento de Psicologia Campus Universitário ASA Norte 70.000 Brasília - OF, BR
About Julia S.N.
The article presents the results of research done on Portuguese immigrants in Belgium. The research has been the object of a Ph.D. thesis. Since January 1976 the author has worked in the Department of Psychology of the University of Brasilia (Brazil).
The knowledge and use of modern contraceptives was studied among 100 Portuguese women who immigrated into Belgium. The hypothesis was that the better the women's integration into Belgian society, the larger their knowledge and use of modern contraceptives would be. It was found, however, that the women’s integration did not influence either the knowledge or the use of contraceptives. Instead, it was found that the use of modern contraceptives depended on the women's access to information about and availability of those contraceptives.
How to Cite:
Ferro Bucher, J.S.N., 1978. Family Planning of Portuguese Immigrants and Integration in Belgium. Psychologica Belgica, 18(1), pp.12–26. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/pb.622