Knowledge, Attitude and Perception of Married Women Toward Family Planning in Shekhan City


The current study represents a cross sectional study and included 350 married women with ages range between 15 to 45 years from Shekhan city to study their information, attitude and practice concerning contraceptive methods and family planning (FP). The current work revealed presence of high percentage of parity of participant married women (5 and more) which record 107(30.6%), and nearly 63 (18%) of participants were pregnant at study time. Majority of participants think that FP is useful and 162(46.3%) of the enrolled females employed one of FP methods at study time. The most common cause of non-using FP methods is one or both parents want more children. The most common methods used are male condom, IUCDs and contraceptive pills . The level of awareness was not optimal in regards to FP and contraceptive methods. Modified educational and counselling interferences among child bearing age females messages concerning FP were focused on males mainly so more short courses and seminars in various populations are recommended