Assess the Knowledge of Married women in Reproductive Age Group Regarding the Contraceptive Method
Keywords:Knowledge, women, contraceptives, Contraceptive method
Background: Population is not a static entity and tends to change over time. Worldwide population
increases every year by more than 81 million people Such an explosion affects public health in every country
but like India face higher detrimental effects on the health infrastructure thereby making it prone severe
consequences. In Indian culture Women have the highest source pedestal of respect among all far more than
a man that is why she is called the Goddess of Life. We conducted this study to assess knowledge of married
women in reproductive age group regarding contraceptive method.
Material and Method: A quantitative Non experimental research design was adopted and the study was
conducted at an apex level tertiary care maternity hospital using non probability convenient sampling
technique was adopted and 100 married women were selected as sample for the study. A self-structured
questionnaire was developed and data was collected to be analyzed.
Results: The results revealed that majority 56 (56%) of married women belong to age group 26- 35 years.
Most 63 (63%) of the women had average knowledge scorerest all of them 37 (37 %) had poor knowledge.
On application of chi square test to determine association with selected socio demographic variables, age of
the women was found to be significantly associated with level of knowledge.
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