An Online KAP Study to Access Contraceptive Use Among Reproductive Females in North-Western India
INTRODUCTION: The use of contraceptives has been practiced since thousand of years and if used correctly can lead to birth control.
AIM: To assess the knowledge, attitude and practices of contraceptive of reproductive females aged 18 years and above.
MATERIALS AND METHOD: The present study was cross-sectional in nature and included married females above 18 years of age were asked to fill up an online questionnaire, divided into 4 sections and containing 17 questions. After application of descriptive statistics, the multivariate logistic regression and Pearson’s correlation was applied. p value was significant when it was ≤0.05
RESULTS: Most respondents has poor knowledge (54.5%) of contraceptives with the most preferred method of contraception being OCP (36.3%) closely followed by condoms (36.1%). Awareness regarding emergency use on contraceptives was mostly seen to be poor (43.9%). The most common method used for contraception was condoms (49.7%%), followed by IUDs (15.6%),Injectables (14.3%) and OCPs(12.7%). Only a few (5.3%) did not practice any method for contraception and 2.4% underwent sterilization. the multivariate logistic regression revealed a significant relation (p=0.03) while and Pearson’s correlation (p=0.76) revealed a strong association.
CONCLUSION: There is a need to educate females more about the various methods of contraception to promote their reproductive health
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