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Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research


Knowledge, attitude, practices and behavior of women towards contraceptive use-A study of women attending north Indian rural hospital


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Author Details : Dr. Harpreet Kaur, Dr. Parveen Mohan, Dr. Nayana Pathak, Dr. Apurv Manocha, Dr. Aayushi

Volume : , Issue : 1, Year : 1970

Article Page : 25-31


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Abstract

  

Aim: Aim of the study was to assess the knowledge, attitude, practices and behavior of women regarding various contraceptive methods.

Material & Methods: It was a cross sectional study of 623 married women attending gynecology OPD of Gian Sagar Medical College & Hospital, Banur, Chandigarh (India).  All participants were interviewed with a predesigned performa.

Results: Almost 90% of women were from rural area and upto two-thirds were illiterate, belonging to low socio-economic status. Awareness level about contraceptive methods was 55% among the participants and almost all of them knew about barrier & oral pills. Main source of knowledge was media followed by healthcare workers & social circle. Approximately 40% were currently using one or the other method of contraception. Barrier method was the most commonly used (64%) followed by oral pills (25%). Main reason for not using contraception was unawareness.

Conclusion: There is need to create awareness about the benefits of contraception. This can be achieved by strong motivation and counseling of couples.  

 

 

How to cite : Kaur D H, Mohan D P, Pathak D N, Manocha D A, Aayushi D, Knowledge, attitude, practices and behavior of women towards contraceptive use-A study of women attending north Indian rural hospital. Indian J Obstet Gynecol Res 1970;(1):25-31

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