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Natl J Community Med. 2018; 9(11): 803-808

Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Regarding Family Planning Among the Currently Married Men in a Rural Area of Jhalawar District, Rajasthan

Vinod Kumar, Arvind Kumar Nagar, Vandana Meena, Mayank Jain, Deepak Kumar Dubey, Uma Shankar Shukla.

Introduction: About three fourths of the world population lives in the developing country. India accounts for 17.5% of the world’s population. Adoption of family planning methods is one of the best solutions to tackle this problem.
Objective: to assess Knowledge, Attitude and Practices regarding Family planning among the married men.
Material and method: A cross-sectional study was conducted in a rural health-training center area of Jhalawar Medical College, Rajasthan from June, 2018 to Oct. 2018. A pretested semi structured questionnaire was used for data collection.
Results: Among the 220 participants, (75.45%) were using some family planning method. 30% participant has average knowledge, 65.5% good knowledge about contraceptive method. 93.18% has good attitude and 6.82% has poor attitude. 80% participant had good practice regarding family planning.
Conclusion: majority of participants were having good knowledge and attitude towards family planning methods and the current use of family planning methods was good.

Key words: Married men, Family Planning, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice

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