KAP STUDY ON CONTRACEPTIVE METHODS IN KANPUR DISTRICT OF UP

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2010-06-30

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  • S K Kaushal
  • S C Saxena
  • V K Srivastava
  • S C Gupta
  • S Nigam

Abstract

Research question- what is the status of knowledge, attitude andpractices aboutfamilyplanning Objectives: 1. To study the knowledge about various contraceptive, 2. To study the prevalent attitude and practices regarding family planning, 3. To study the influence ofsocialfactors affecting contraceptive use & 4. Tofind out reasons for not adopting contraception. Study design : Cross sectional study Setting and participants: Rural block ofKanpur District and marriedwomen of reproductive age group i.e. 15-49yrs Study period:July to December2005 Sample size : 280 Married women ofreproductive age group i.e. 15-49yrs. Study variable: Knowledge status, attitude, practices, social factors, reasons for not using contraceptives Results : Awareness about contraception was more than 90 percent for all available methods except vasectomy and injectables whiOfi was 31.5% and 8.6% respectively. Only 29.3% of women were currently practicing contraceptive and nearly half (46.42%) had never used. OCP and Condoms qre most commonly accepted methods. Most common reasons observedfor contraceptive defaulter were unavailability (30.88%) and adverse effect (2 6.47%) and for never user need not felt (36.92%) and desire of more children (13.84%). Educational status and joint family structure has positive impact on contraceptive acceptance.

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Kaushal SK, Saxena SC, Srivastava VK, Gupta SC, Nigam S. KAP STUDY ON CONTRACEPTIVE METHODS IN KANPUR DISTRICT OF UP. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2010 Jun. 30 [cited 2022 Jul. 1];22(1):33-8. Available from: https://iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/164

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