Padam Kanta Dahal
KIST Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Nepal
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Reprod Syst Sex Disord
Background: Family planning programs have been in existence in the developing world for several decades and best suit to the fertile couples. Methods: This was cross sectional descriptive study. Total 1093 women of reproductive age group were taken as sample population. Results: 96% of respondents have been using any type of temporary contraceptive method. Acceptance percentage of the respondents for Norplant, Coper-T and pills was found minimum than for Depo (68%). The side effects of Depo-Provera were reported by maximum (70.8%). Due to menstrual problem (41%), pain/body ache (15%), obesity (12%), infection (11%) and weakness (8%) the maximum methods of contraception were shifted. Side effects (27.2%), planned for the next pregnancy (8.9%), not availability (3.8%) and not needed (3.1%) the methods of contraception were reasons for discontinuation. Conclusion: For continuation there is needed of more efforts in modern contraceptive method’s promotion and education to improve knowledge in Nepalese.
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