Study of family planning practices with special reference to unmet need among married women in rural area of Amravati district of Maharashtra
Background: At present various active programmes on family planning are running over the few decades but considerate number of people yet not motivated to adopt the family planning in their practical life. The study was conducted to find out the unmet need of family planning among the married woman of reproductive age in a rural area. Methods: Study design: Cross-sectional type of descriptive study. Settings: The study was conducted at Rajurwadi village under Primary Health Unit. Subjects: All the married women of reproductive age, residing in a selected village of Primary Health Unit were selected as the study subject. Results: It was revealed from the present study that 27.7% of the respondents had unmet need for family planning. The reasons for unmet need were lack of knowledge, health concerns & Religious belief. Conclusion: Social correlates like age, religion & literacy status influenced the unmet needs of family planning. Good quality services and access to convenient methods are important to meet unmet need.