International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2020)

to assess the knowledge, attitude regarding family planning and the practice of contraceptives among women attending OPD clinics in MDMH Jodhpur


Dulanjalee Sidhu, Rizwana Shaheen

Background: Family planning is a practice by which a couple space the number of years between each child they want to give birth to through the use of contraceptive methods. Family planning through contraception tries to achieve two main objectives; firstly, to have only the desired number of children and secondly, to have these children by proper spacing of pregnancies. Objective: To know the level of awareness, knowledge, attitude and practice of the women regarding contraception Material and Methods: This was a retrospective observational study conducted among 300 women of reproductive age group selected from gynaecological outpatient clinic of MDMH. A pre-tested structured questionnaire was used for data collection and the participants were given information about the various contraceptive methods and their usage. Results: Among 300 participants 218(72.6%) have awareness of contraception. Among 218 respondents the best known method of contraception was condoms 188(86.2%). The major source of knowledge about contraception for the study population was mass media i.e TV/ radio/newspaper 51.6% and majority of the study population (76.7%) thought that contraceptives were used to prevent pregnancy. The most common contraceptive used was condom 53% and 100% awareness were present in the group those who have educated up to postgraduate level. Conclusion: Our study highlights that there is a need to educate the public about the safety and convenience of modern, long term, reversible methods of contraception among both in health care professional and public.
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Dulanjalee Sidhu, Rizwana Shaheen. to assess the knowledge, attitude regarding family planning and the practice of contraceptives among women attending OPD clinics in MDMH Jodhpur. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2020, Pages 61-63
International Journal of Medical and Health Research