Family Planning Practices Prior to the Acceptance of Tubectomy: A Study Among Women Attending a Maternity Home in Bangalore,India
Dr. Srividya V.,
Flat No. S-4, 2nd Floor,
#44/3,ā€¯Parisaraā€¯ Apartments, 4th Main Road,
Between 15th and 17th Cross, Malleshwaram,
Bangalore-560055, Karnataka, India.
Introduction: The extent of acceptance of contraceptive methods still varies within societies. Reliance on sterilisation is appearing earlier in marriage and among ever-younger ages and lower parities.
Aim and Objective: To study the family planning practices adopted by women who undergo tubectomy before the acceptance of tubectomy.
Material and Methods: Crossā€“sectional study of tubectomy acceptors who attended a corporation referral maternity home in Bangalore, India by interview method using a preā€“designed a preā€“tested structured questionnaire.
Results: Majority 295(73.9%) of the study subjects had not practised any method of contraception before they underwent sterilisation. Increase in the education levels of the study subjects was associated with an increase in the contraceptive use (temporary methods) before they accepted tubectomy; this association was found to be statistically significant (p<0.0001).