A STUDY ON FAMILY PLANNING PRACTICES AND METHODS AMONG WOMEN OF URBAN SLUMS OF LUCKNOW CITY

  • Arjit Kumar Resident, Department of Community Medicine, Era's Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow.
  • P Bhardwaj Asst.Professor Department of Community Medicine, Era's Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow.
  • J P Srivastava Professor Department of Community Medicine,Era,s Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow.
  • P Gupta Asst.Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Era's Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow.

Abstract

Background: Utilization of family planning methods, their side effects and the factors influencing their uses. Aims: To study the family planning practices/methods among the married women of reproductive age (15- 45yrs). Study Design: Community-based study. Study Subjects: The Women of reproductive age groups (15-45yrs) adopting family planning methods & those residing in urban slums of, Lucknow. Sample size: 540, Study Period : July 2009 to July 2011. Sampling Technique: thirty cluster sampling. Result: The acceptance of family planning methods both temporary and permanent methods increased with level of literacy of women. About 53.40 % adopted I.U.C.D, 38.83% O.C pills & only 7.77% of their partners used condoms. 66.6% have undergone laparoscopic & 33.4% mini-lap sterilization. Vasectomy was not done for even a single partner. More number of illiterate and primary educated accepted permanent method after 3 or more children than higher educated who accepted it after 1 or 2 children. Among acceptors of permanent methods, total 70.27 % were experiencing side effects and among temporary method users, it accounted 23.30%. Conclusions: Acceptance in family planning is associated with increasing age, nuclear family & level of literacy. IUCD is the most accepted one among all the temporary methods. Vasectomy and newer contraceptives were not at all used.

Author Biographies

Arjit Kumar, Resident, Department of Community Medicine, Era's Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow.
Resident, Department of Community Medicine, Era's Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow.
P Bhardwaj, Asst.Professor Department of Community Medicine, Era's Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow.
Asst.Professor Department of Community Medicine, Era's Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow.
J P Srivastava, Professor Department of Community Medicine,Era,s Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow.
Professor Department of Community Medicine,Era,s Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow.
P Gupta, Asst.Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Era's Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow.
Asst.Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Era's Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow.
Published
2011-12-31
How to Cite
KUMAR, Arjit et al. A STUDY ON FAMILY PLANNING PRACTICES AND METHODS AMONG WOMEN OF URBAN SLUMS OF LUCKNOW CITY. Indian Journal of Community Health, [S.l.], v. 23, n. 2, p. 75-77, dec. 2011. ISSN 2248-9509. Available at: <http://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/17>. Date accessed: 26 july 2017.
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Original Article