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Ann Med Res. 2005; 12(2): 93-97

Fertility Characteristics and Contraceptive Use of the Married Women Working at Turgut Özal Medical Center

  Leyla Karaoğlu*, Feray Çetin**, Mehtap Ilgar*, Selda Tekiner***, Gülsen Güneş*, Metin F. Genç*, Mücahit Eğri*, Erkan Pehlivan*.



Objective: The aim of the study is to determine the fertility characteristics and contraceptive use of the married women

working at Turgut Özal Medical Center.

Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study, the study population was 195 women working at Turgut Özal Medical

Center. All women were aimed to be reached without any sampling. The women were distributed a self-responded

questionnaire in envelopes during March 2004, and 144 envelopes were returned with a coverage rate of 73.8%.

Results: The mean age of the women was 30.8±0.4 years. Of the respondents, 30.6% were physicians, 32.6% were

nurses, 9.7% were other medical staff and 27.1% were administrative personnel. The averages of live births and living

children were 1.1±0.1. Of the women, 81% were using a contraceptive method consisting of 71% modern and 10%

traditional. The most frequently used methods were condom (29.9%), intrauterine device (20.1%), pills (13.9%),

withdrawal (8.3%) and female sterilization (5.6%) in order. Modern methods were significantly higher in women with

university level education and women with two or more children (P

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