Utilization of family planning services in scheduled caste community of Jorhat district, Assam
Anuradha Hazarika Medhi, Dr. Hiranya Saikia
Introduction: Keeping in view of increasing population growth rate of India, it has become an utmost necessity to limit the family size which can be achieved by practicing the government health and family welfare programme among the people of different societies, castes, religions and regions. Objectives: The objectives of this study are to access the knowledge of family planning services offered by government and adoption of various contraceptive methods by Scheduled caste women of Jorhat district, Assam. Methods: A community based cross sectional study was conducted among 384 no. of married women in a period of sixth months. Results: 98.1% had knowledge on family planning methods, 87.2% had positive attitude while 65.7% used the Government policies regarding family planning. Interpretation and conclusion: Government need to take more attentive initiative to remove the gap between knowledge and utilization of government family planning services.