Contraceptive Awareness in Female Population of Lahore

Maimoona Munazza, Hafiz Muhammad Ahmed Zaheer, Sidra Batool

Abstract


Objective: The assessment of awareness level about use of contraceptive in females and its long-lasting advantages.

Place and Duration of Study: This study was carried out from January 2018 to October 2018 at Gynaecology Outdoor Patient Department, Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore.

Materials and Methods: The size of the sample was consisted on 200 patients and for this research the spouse attendants were surveyed. Males and females below the age of 18 years and those females who have history of chronic diseases were excluded from the study. All married couples from age 18 to 40 years were included in this research.

Results: The research was carried out over 200 females along with their spouses range from 18 to 50 years with mean age of 32.13 + 11.2 years. Females between the age of 18 to 25 years were 23(11.5%), between 26 to 30 years of age were 35(17.5%), between 31 to 35 years of age were 57(28.5%), between 36 to 40 years of age were 65(32.5%) and over the 40 years of age were 20(10%). 50% females have the pregnancy history and 80% females out of 50% were having pregnancy more than once.

Conclusion: The study has drawn the conclusion that there is awareness at moderate level among the community relating to the contraceptive use and less acceptance the new methods of contraceptive.

Key Words: child spacing, contraceptive methods, pregnancy


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