Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 8, Pages: 915-916
Sujata K. Murarkar1 , S. G. Soundale2 and R.N. Lakade3*
1Department of Community Medicine, BharatiVidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College, Pune-411043, India
2Department of Community Medicine, K.M.C.T. Medical College, Kozhikode (Calicut), Kerala-673602, India
3Department of PSM, S.R.T. R. Medical College, Ambajogai, Maharashtra-431517, India
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India was the first country in the world to implement National Family Planning Programme in 1952. In spite of availability of a wide range of contraceptive and mass media campaigns and information, education and communication programmes, the population control remains a distant dream to achieve. The objective of this research was to study the prevalence of contraceptive acceptance, the type of contraceptive used and the reasons for not accepting contraceptive methods in rural area. A cross sectional study was carried out in rural field practice area of Department of Community Medicine at village Chanai, Ambajogai, Maharashtra Dt., India. Data was collected by house to house survey using predesigned and pretested questionnaire inall the married women between 15-49 years. Out of 512 married women 48.63% were contraceptive acceptors; 64.66%women were accepted permanent method of contraception. Among the temporary methods most commonly accepted was IUD by 19.28% women. Commonest reason for not accepting contraceptives was desire of children in 25.85% women followed by fear of side effects in 16.34% women.
Keywords: Contraceptive, family planning, population, community medicine, India
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