Journal of Women's Health Care

Journal of Women's Health Care
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0420


Priyanka Bakhshi

  • Research Article
    Awareness, Utilization and Barriers to Ecp Use: A Study from an Urban Locality
    Author(s): Neetu Purohit and Priyanka BakhshiNeetu Purohit and Priyanka Bakhshi

    Unintended pregnancy has been associated with unhealthy behaviour before, during and after pregnancy and can adversely affect pregnancy outcomes. Emergency Contraception is a post-coital method of contraception that prevents pregnancy before implantation or fertilization takes place. The objective of this study was to understand whether women are aware of the emergency contraceptive pill in the urban setup. Are the women using ECP and are there any barriers to its use. A quantitative study was carried out in urban areas of Jaipur, Rajasthan among married women in the age group of 18-44 years. Multi stage systematic random sampling was adopted to select the localities, the only criteria being that the number of households should be more than 100, 15 wards were selected in all with a total sample size of 243 women. It was found that awareness of ECP was low among the urban married women.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0420.1000203

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