Psychosocial factors influencing acceptance of laparoscopic tubal ligation
Research Problem: What are the psychosocial factors influencing acceptance of laparoscopic tubal ligation? Objectives: To study psychosocial factors influencing acceptance of laparoscopic tubal ligation. Study Design: Hospital based study by questionnaire method. Setting: Postpartum unit of Irwin Group of Hospitals, M.P. Shah, MedicalCollege, Jamnagar, Gujarat. Participants: Acceptors of laparoscopic tubal ligation. Sample Size: 500 acceptors. Study Variables: Age of acceptor, family size, contraceptive use. Statistical Analysis: By proportions. Result: Out of 500 acceptors, 58% belonged to rural areas. Mean number of children per acceptor was 4.01 ± 1.8. Mean age of acceptor was 28.3±4.3years. 76.8% of the acceptors did not use any contraceptive prior to acceptance of laparoscopic tubal ligation. An important finding of the study was that monetary incentives had no role in acceptance of tubal ligation.