DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20192828

Study of determinants of contraceptive practices and impact assessment of counselling on acceptance of contraception in tribal area of Rajasthan, India

Medha Mathur, Piyush Parmar, Navgeet Mathur

Abstract


Background: Unmet need of family planning affects the society by uncontrolled population explosion. Tribal population being socioeconomic deprived group requires special attention for contraceptive needs. This study was planned to study the determinants of contraceptive practices and impact of intervention in the form of counselling over the family planning acceptance behaviour.

Methods: This community based longitudinal study was conducted for duration of six months in selected areas of Udaipur district, by two stage sampling method. Baseline data was collected followed by counselling of non-users of contraception and later on collection of post intervention data for comparison.

Results: Out of total 422 study subjects, 193 (45.7%) were contraceptive users and 229 (54.3%) were non-users. All the participants had knowledge about permanent method (100%) of sterilization followed by barrier methods (62%). Non-users of contraception were counselled and their practices improved significantly (p<0.001) afterwards.

Conclusions: The knowledge of family planning methods is present inadequately among tribal and non-tribal eligible couples and actual practice of contraceptive use is lacking which requires efforts of health workers thorough counselling to change their attitude towards adoption of family planning practices.


Keywords


Unmet need, Family planning, Tribal

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