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International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Print ISSN: 2522-6614, Online ISSN: 2522-6622

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2021, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part F

Acceptance of contraception among post-partum women in North India
Author(s): Anuradha, Harleen Kour and Simriti
Abstract: Background: Family planning is one of the fundamental pillars of safe motherhood and reproductive right. Short inter pregnancy interval increase the risk of infant and maternal mortality & morbidity. So post-partum family planning is considered as a lifesaving intervention
Methods: The present study was conducted at the Community Health Centre of Tehsil Basholi, District Kathua, UT of J&K. Inclusion criteria was Post-partum women within 6-12 weeks of delivery seeking contraceptive advice. All the women were interviewed regarding their knowledge and acceptance of post-partum contraception.
Results: 102 post-partum women were followed up. Out of 102 post-partum women only 8 women (7.8%) attended the contraceptive clinic. Majority-(92.2%) did not attended the contraceptive clinic. 100% of the post-partum women who attended the contraception clinic found that contraceptive counselling was effective. 4 out of 8 used Copper T and 3 women used Injectable Depo Provera as a contraceptive methods. Out of the 94 women who did not attend the contraceptive clinic, 66 post-partum women i.e. 70.3% had not accepted any method of contraception whereas 28 women (29.7%) used effective contraception at their homes.
Conclusion: Counselling only once during antenatal care has not proven sufficient for increasing postpartum contraceptive use. So there is a need to increase the awareness amongst the patients by repeated sessions of contraceptive counselling and by implementing family welfare programmes focusing more on post-partum contraception as at this time the female is more receptive to the contraceptive methods.
Pages: 360-363 | 78 Views | 24 Downloads
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How to cite this article:
Anuradha, Harleen Kour, Simriti. Acceptance of contraception among post-partum women in North India. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2021;5(1):360-363. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2021.v5.i1f.839
International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology