A cross sectional study on knowledge, attitude and practice of family planning method usage among urban women of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Medical College field practice area

Jagadish S. Devaru, Bushra Jabeen, Puttaswamy Mayanna


Background: India is currently facing “population explosion” which is directly perpetuating development of country. Family planning is the only safest and cost-effective strategies to have impact on health of women.

Methods: Community based cross sectional study, conducted by face to face interview with women included for study after systematic random sampling. The collected information was analysed using appropriate statistical tools.

Results: Total of 88.7% of women were aware that family planning is for limitation of births but, 292 (70.2%) women had ever used contraceptive, and 30 (24.2%) of them have faced minor complications, which has either self-resolved or on medication. The most common reason for not using contraceptive was being uncomfortable (76.6%) to use them.

Conclusions: Women had good knowledge regarding contraceptives, but most of the women followed methods suggested by their elders. Advertisement regarding newer methods has to be strengthened.


Attitude, Contraceptive methods, Knowledge, Practice, Urban

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