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JCDR. 2022; 13(1): 900-906


Knowledge, Attitude, Practice of Family Planning Methods Among Married Women in Reproductive Age Group Attending Obstetrics and Gynecology OPD in Janana Hospital Bharatpur, Rajasthan

Shailesh Kawale, Shubhdeep Kaur, Anshul Sharma, Harsh Yadav.


Abstract

Background:Family planning plays a major role in both maternal and neonatal health as well
as achieving a level of progress in decreasing level of poverty, thus enhancing the economic
status of the families. Objectives: To assess the knowledge, attitude, practice of family
planning methods among married women in reproductive age group.Material and
Methods:A hospital based cross sectional study was carried out at obstetrics and gynecology
outpatient department of Janana hospital Bharatpur. We interviewed 290 married women of
reproductive age group having at least two children by systematic random sampling method
using predesigned and pretested questionnaire.Results:48.3% participants were in the age
group of 26 to 30 years and 63.5% were from above poverty level (APL). Among the study
participants 255 (87.9%) heard the family planning methods but only 99 (34.1%) participants
know about emergency contraception. Most commonly known family planning method was
barrier method (i.e. 47.9%) and in 62.1% cases source of information of family planning
method was hospital staffs. Among study participants 241 (83.1%) were willing to use family
planning methods while 268 (92.4%) participants used these in the
past.Conclusion:Knowledge attitude and practices of family planning methods is good
among participants but knowledge of emergency contraception is poor. Use of family
planning methods among newly married couples is poor. So through family planning
program more focus need to give on IEC activity of newly married couples and need to focus
awareness of emergency contraception.

Key words: Attitude, family planning, Knowledge, married women, practice






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