Factors determining use of oral contraceptive

Chudasama, Rajesh K.; Kavishwar, Abhay B.; Godara, Naresh R.; Moitra, Mohua
July 2009
Internet Journal of Epidemiology;2009, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p1
Academic Journal
To evaluate the factors determining use of oral contraceptives in reproductive age group women attending family planning clinic at New Civil Hospital, Surat, present study was conducted during October to December, 2007. After taking informed consent, 235 women were interviewed using pretested questionnaire and information was collected in historically prospective manner. Various factors like religion, spouse education, socio-economic status, wife occupation, age at menarche, marriage age, previous use of contraceptive type, decision making for use of oral contraceptive, current use of oral contraceptive, number of living children, parity and age at first use of oral contraceptive were analyzed using bivariate and multivariate analysis. Study results show that use of oral contraceptive is influenced by husband education, his decision making to use type of contraceptive and also parity status.


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