The Impact of Contraceptive use on Women Health: A Study of Rural Area, Minia, Egypt

Authors

  • Ebtesam Esmail Hassan
  • Ekhlass M.Eltomy
  • Mona Abuzeid Khalefa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i3.2987

Keywords:

Contraception Prevalence, Health impact, rural Minia, Egypt

Abstract

Background: Women’s health concerns are associated with the female reproductive system, breast and other
physiological structures. Contraception was a deliberate and willful selection of contraceptive methods. In
Egypt, there is an increasing trend of using contraception to regulate births due to recent awareness of
contraception. However; having insufficient knowledge about use of contraceptives would be more risky
and its prolonged use sometimes results in various health problems. Aim was to reveal the prevalence of
contraception use in rural area of Minia governorate and study the most common health problems among
user as compared to non-users. Methodology: cross sectional community based study conducted among 564
rural married women in reproductive age during the period from November 2018 to May 2019. Results:
Nearly 69.1% of women were currently using a contraceptive method, 142 (25.2%) never previously
use contraception and 32 (5.7%) discontinued. There were significant increase of health problem among
currently contraception user a compared to currently non user, majority (90.3%) of user complain menstrual
irregularities compared to 24.1% of non-user (p=0.003* RR=29.1), 64.1% had nausea compared to 28.1%
among non-user with RR =6.3, hypertension (RR=5.5) Headache (RR=2.6) Heart burn (RR=3.3) had
significant increased relative risk. Conclusion: The present study illustrates that contraceptive methods
have important health impacts. Health states decrease the effectiveness of any method. Awareness should be
enhanced by health education using mass media and counseling, male contraceptives should be introduced,
medical free camps and contraceptive availability.

Author Biographies

Ebtesam Esmail Hassan

Assistant Professor at Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Minia
University, Minia, Egypt

Ekhlass M.Eltomy

Lecturer at Department of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Minia University, Minia, Egypt

Mona Abuzeid Khalefa

Professor at Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, Minia, Egypt

Published

2021-06-03

How to Cite

Hassan, E. E., M.Eltomy, E. ., & Khalefa, M. A. . (2021). The Impact of Contraceptive use on Women Health: A Study of Rural Area, Minia, Egypt. Medico Legal Update, 21(3), 221-232. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i3.2987

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