Utilization pattern of family planning devices among married women in a selected tea community of Assam

AUTHOR(s) : Bhuyan Hemeswari, Kunjalal Talukdar, Kobita Borah
DOI No. : 01.2017-29456377

Introduction: Family planning is one and only device to reduce the incidence of unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortion, which is one of the leading causes of maternal death. Tea community is one of those communities where accessibility and availability of various health related programs still to be improved. Purpose: The purpose of the study is to find out the utilization pattern of family planning devices and factors affecting utilization pattern among married women belonging to tea community. Method: Semi-structured interview schedule was applied to 100 married women selected by simple random sampling and data were analyzed by using inferential statistic. Results: Majority of the married women (66%) were not using family planning devices. The most common factors of nonutilization were unwillingness of their husband (40.90%) and lack of awareness about the family planning devices (39.39%). Commonly used practices were oral contraceptive pill (50%) and tubectomy (44.12%). Leading factor identified for utilization of family planning devices was advices given by the health care provider (38.23%). Conclusion: Scaling up key intervention like increasing involvement of health care personal, providing access to family planning devices and increasing awareness for community participation could sharply increase utilization and contribute to reduce the maternal death due to abortion which will contribute to achieve MDG 4and 5.

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