A study of knowledge about condom amongst Marginalized women


  • Monica Shukla
  • J P Srivastava
  • S C Saxena
  • V K Srivastava
  • Seema Nigam


Research Question : What is level of knowledge about condom amongst marginalized women. Objectives : To assess the Knowledge of marginalized women.      Whether they have just heard about condom or have seen it. Whether used by male/female. Proper use prevents HIV/AIDS/STI. Free govt, supply of condom. Design Cross sectional community based   study. Study period : Sept 2003 to Feb 2004. Setting : Slums of Kanpur city. Material amd method : 10% of all the slums of Kanpur city having population less than 3000. (i.e. 160) were selected. All available females of 13-25 years age group were interviewed by house to house survey using predesigned and pretested questionaire. Results : Knowledge is poor in younger age group than in older age group, only 52.4% married women have seen condom and know that it is used by males. Except illiterate and primary educated women, other groups have good knowledge about condom. Overall knowledge about its free govt, supply was just 24.5%. Conclusion : Over all knowledge about condom is poor among marginalized women and need further education


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Shukla M, Srivastava JP, Saxena SC, Srivastava VK, Nigam S. A study of knowledge about condom amongst Marginalized women. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2005 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 May 20];17(1,2):21-4. Available from: https://iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/103



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