DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20212005

A study to assess the unmet need for contraception among married women in the rural field practice area of a medical college Jhansi

Vimal Arya, Ashish K. Singh

Abstract


Background: The concept of unmet need for family planning points to the gap between some women’s reproductive intentions and their contraceptive behaviour.

Methods: A community based cross-sectional study was conducted from April 19 to March 20 in rural Jhansi. 520 married women (15-49 years) were interviewed by house to house survey.

Results: Out of 520 participants 124 (23.8%) had unmet need, out of them 73 (14.03%) had unmet need for spacing births and 41 (9.8%) of the participants had unmet need for limiting births.

Conclusions: The unmet need for contraceptives was 23.8% in the study which is much higher compared to NFHS-4 data for urban UP (19.6%), and it has to be taken in to consideration by policy makers.


Keywords


Unmet need, Married women, Reproductive age-group

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