Evaluation of Women's knowledge about Family Planning Methods at Omer Sawi Teaching Hospital
Keywords:Women’s Knowledge Family Planning Methods
Objectives:This study aimed to identify women perception and experience regarding family planning(FP) methods
Methodology:Descriptive cross-sectional hospital based study,was conducted at Omer Sawi teaching hospital,from august to September 2019.Sample of 320 women, were selected randomly after their agreement.Data were collected through interview questionnaire and analyzed using a statistical package for social sciences (SPSS)and descriptive and inferential statistical methods were used.With accepted P.< 0.05.for the correlation significant.
Results:Age group between 21-25 years represent (53.1%),most common education levels were secondary school 56%.Majority of women had 2-5 children.Half of the women born their children with space of less that one year.Perception of women about FP was (58.5%).Although 224(70%) had past experience of FP used,however over one third 80 (35.7%)stopped it because of different reasons,mainly the side effect.Currently, 45% of the participant used FP,mainly hormonal methods 204(63.74%).Significant correlation between perception of women about FP and their educational level(Correlation coefficient 0.768. P = 0.000) was found.
Conclusion:Women perception and experience of FP was inadequate and women focused on hormonal methods use.Significant correlation between perception of women about FP and their educational level was found .
Recommendations:Empowerment of women concerning family planning should be intensified to insure its sustainability over the time.
Keywords: Family planning,Perception, Experience,Women,Reproductive age
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