AWARENESS AND PRACTICE OF FAMILY PLANNING METHOD AMONG MARRIED WOMEN IN AN URBAN SLUM AREA OF MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA
Dr. Landge Jyoti A* and Dr. Armaity Dehmubed
India was the first country to adopt family planning as a National programme during 1951-52, the demographic situation in the country is still a matter of grave concern. The present study was undertaken to know the extent of awareness and practice of various contraceptive methods among married women. Material and methods: A total of 250 women in age group 15-45 years were selected by systemic random sampling from 50 plots of urban slum of Mumbai, Maharashtra. Data was collected through pretested structured questioners. Data was entered in Microsoft excel and analysis done using SPSS 16. Results: Most of married women i.e. 72.4% subject had knowledge of various FP methods. Most common method used was condom (21%), followed by Cu T (18%) and female sterilization by 12% subject only. Because of cultural constraint Permanent method of contraception acceptance was very poor. Socio-economic class and educational status of participants have no significant relation regarding use of contraceptive measures.
Keywords: Awareness; family planning; Practice; slum; women contraceptives
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