An Online KAP Study to Access Contraceptive Use Among Reproductive Females in North-Western India

  • Naveen Verma
  • John Karthik
  • Sameer Jain
Keywords: Contraceptives, Reproductive Health, Unplanned Pregnancy

Abstract

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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Author Biographies

Naveen Verma

MD (Preventive and Social Medicine), Private Practitioner and Consultant Doctor, Nahan, HP, India

John Karthik

MD (Preventive and Social Medicine), Private Practitioner and Consultant Doctor, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Sameer Jain

MBBS, Consultant Surgeon, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

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CITATION
DOI: 10.26440/IHRJ/0406.09289
Published: 2020-09-20
How to Cite
Naveen Verma, John Karthik, & Sameer Jain. (2020). An Online KAP Study to Access Contraceptive Use Among Reproductive Females in North-Western India. International Healthcare Research Journal, 4(6), 154-157. https://doi.org/10.26440/IHRJ/0406.09289