A Comparative Study To Assess The Knowledge And Attitude Of Emergency Contraceptive Among Eligible Couples In Selected Rural & Urban Area In Pune.”
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 267-274
AbstractContraceptives provide women with a safe and effective means to avoid unwanted pregnancies or pregnancies that may place their health at risk; these pregnancies may have serious consequences, including illness, disability, and even death. Many of these deaths occur when women with unwanted pregnancies resort to unsafe abortion. Each year there are about 250 Million pregnancies globally and one third of these are unintended and 20% of these undergo induced abortion. In Low income countries, more that one third of the 182 million pregnancies is unintended; the fate of 19% will be induced abortion and 11% of this is unsafe. In low income countries, the women who do not use any contraceptive contribute to two third of unintended pregnancies, where more than 100 million married women have unmet need for contraception. Unsafe abortion has much ill effects in women's health, each year about 68,000 women die because of unsafe abortion, and millions of women end up with many complications of unsafe abortion, survey methods used for this comparative study, the sample consisted of 50, 25 from urban and 25 from rural areas. Self structuredquestionarries tools was used. The result shows that In rural group, 44% of them women had poor knowledge (Score 0-4), 52% of them had average knowledge (Score 5-8) and remaining 4% of them had good knowledge (score 9-12) regarding emergency contraceptive. In urban group, majority of 80% of the women had good knowledge (score 9-12) and 20% of them had average knowledge (score 5-8) regarding emergency contraceptive.
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