USE OF CONTRACEPTIVES AMONG WOMEN OF CHILDBEARING AGE AT ALAHFAD CENTER FOR FAMILY HEALTH, KHARTOUM, SUDANJournal: Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (Vol.5, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2016-05-15
Authors : Abdelsafi A. Gabbad; Alaa H. Elbashir; Mohammed A. Elawad;
Page : 82-85
Keywords : contraceptives; women; childbearing; family; Sudan;
A study was carried out on use of contraceptives among women of childbearing age at Alahfad Center for Family Health, Khartoum, Sudan. The objectives were to measure the proportion of using contraceptives, reasons behind not using contraceptives, overall effectiveness of contraceptives and satisfaction of women of childbearing age with the use of contraceptives. The study included 150 women of childbearing age attending Alahfad Centre for Family Health during a month. Required data were collected from participated women by questionnaire. The proportion of contraceptives using among women of childbearing age at Alahfad for Family Health was 86.7%. Common reasons behind not using contraceptives among women of childbearing age at Alahfad for Family Health were fear of complications 13(48.2%), lack of conviction 3(11.1%), lack of information 3(11.1%) and other health reasons 8(29.6%). Overall effectiveness of contraceptives used by women of childbearing age was 85.4%. About 82.1% of women of childbearing age who were using contraceptives were satisfied with the use of contraceptives. The study concluded that, although the percentage of contraceptives using was relatively high, further information about contraceptives were needed to increase the proportion rate.
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