Factors Influencing Acceptance Of Contraceptive Methods

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  • Anita Gupta
  • A K Sharma
  • A T Kannan

Abstract

Research Problem: What are the factors influencing acceptance of contraceptive methods. Objective: To study the determinants influencing contra­ceptive acceptance. Study design: Population based cross - sectional study. Setting: Rural area of East Delhi. Participants: Married women in the reproductive age group. Sample:Stratified sampling technique was used to draw the sample. Sample Size: 328 married women of reproductive age group. Study Variables: Socio-economic status, Type of contraceptive, Family size, Male child. Outcome Variables: Acceptance of contraceptives Statistical Analysis: By proportions. Result: Prevalence of use of contraception at the time of data collection was 40.5%. Tubectomy and vasectomy were most commonly used methods. (59.4%, n - 133). Educational status of the women positively influenced the contraceptive acceptance but income did not. Desire for more children was single most important deterrent for accepting contraception. Recommendations: (i)             Traditional method of contraception should be given more attention. (ii)            Couplesshould be brought in the contraceptive use net at the early stage of marriage.

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1997-04-30

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Gupta A, Sharma AK, Kannan AT. Factors Influencing Acceptance Of Contraceptive Methods. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 1997 Apr. 30 [cited 2024 May 24];9(1):39-42. Available from: https://iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/39

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