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Public Awareness Level About The Oral Contraceptives

Çağlar Helvacıoğlu, Hediye Dağdeviren, Ammar Kanawati, Hüseyin Cengiz, Murat Ekin.

Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the level of awareness of Turkish community regarding the use of oral contraceptives.
Methods: The study was conducted at our gyneacology clinic between June 2015-September 2015. The study were included 1083 patients who accepted to participate. For collecting data; a form of questionnaire was used which has gived information about the oral contraceptives and status of socio-demographic characteristics of the patients.

Results: Although 72% of the participant had previously heard oral contraceptives, using oral contraceptives was just 10,8%. 27.8% of the participant were concern to use oral contraceptives. The most common concern was 40,8% weight gain. However 72% participant reported that; they would not recommend oral contraceptives to another person.
Conclusion: Gynecologists often prescribe oral contraceptives for contraception and gynecological indications.The main result of the study was; among all parcipitians ,even health care workers there was an important disability about level of knowledge for oral contraceptives. It is great importance the whole society, including health professionals must train about oral contraceptives.

Key words: Oral contraceptives, contraception, family planning

Article Language: Turkish English

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